Getting Paid While Injured at Work

If you have been injured on the job, then Illinois law requires that you be paid while you are unable to work.

The payment due is 2/3 of your average weekly wage for the year before your injury.

You must take several steps to insure payment.

Get an off work slip from your doctor.

Contact your human resources Department and your Workers’ Compensation insurance adjuster with your off work information.

Obtain information from the insurance company regarding how often you will be paid and the method of payment.

If there is a delay in payment or any questions about the payment, make sure to contact an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation attorney to get your payments started.

Remember, you do not have to pay an Workers’ Compensation Attorney until you recover money on your claim.

Questions about your work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309827-4371.

How to Testify at Your Hearing

The key to testifying at any court hearing, whether it be Social Security Disability or Workers’ Compensation, is to be believable.

The Judge has to decide if you are making sense in light of the medical records, injury reports, and doctors’ testimony.

You will need to get an idea of the questions you will be asked at the hearing.

You should contact your attorney to discuss the areas of questioning and why the questions are being asked.

This will help you prepare for your court hearing.

Make sure to practice at home so you will be ready for big day.

People may error in the excess, such as testifying that they are always in pain and can do nothing at all. Others will testify that they are better than they really are and can do all kinds of activities.

Neither extremes are believable.

What the Judge wants to know is what happens on a typical day. You may also testify about what happens on bad days and better days. Be prepared to give an estimate of the number of bad and better days that you experience.

Additional witnesses or letters of support may also support your testimony.

Questions about how to make your case more believable? Feel free to contact Illinois Work injury and Social Security Disability attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.