In Illinois you cannot get your Illinois Workers’ Compensation settlement money until your medical treatment has been completed and your doctor releases you permanently from further treatment.
This is because your settlement is based on the type of injury you experienced, the medical treatment you received (such as surgery or injections), and any permanent restrictions you have.
Do not let the insurance company forget to pay your settlement. Some companies will hope an injured worker does not understand they are entitled to money once the doctor has released them from care.
The settlement must be put in writing and submitted to an Arbitrator for approval. Payment usually comes within 4 weeks.
If you do not see a settlement from the insurance company or one of their lawyers contacts you, then make sure to get an Illinois Workers’ Compensation attorney to help you.
You may consult with a lawyer to review the amount of money you should receive for your settlement. There are no attorney fees owed until the end of the case when you are paid your money. Under Illinois law the attorney fees are limited to 20 percent of the settlement.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
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Law enforcement injured on the job or in vehicle crash may receive Illinois Workers’ Compensation benefits.
This includes medical treatment, off work pay, and a settlement once medical treatment is completed.
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Illinois Firefighters are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
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In Illinois the value of your settlement is based on your earnings the year before you were injured at work.
The higher your wages, the more your settlement increases.
For instance, someone who earns $12 an hour will have a lower base than the worker who earns $30 per hour. The same injury will be worth more to the higher wage worker.
The type of medical treatment impacts the amount of your settlement. Someone who has only physical therapy will be receive less money than someone who undergoes surgery.
If you have permanent restrictions the value of your case increases dramatically. This would include limits on standing, walking, and lifting.
Do not let the insurance company tell you something about your settlement that is not based in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.
Verify everything with an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation lawyer.
Questions about your case? Feel free to discuss with Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.