Deputy Injured In Crash

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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.

Contact us if you have been injured.

What Increases Your Work Injury Settlement?

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.

Injured While Driving for Work?

Some important facts regarding Illinois work injuries while driving.

It does not matter whether you are on the work property while driving.

You must be driving for the purposes of your job.

If you are a traveling employee sometimes you may be entitled to benefits even if you are off the clock.

It doesn’t matter if the accident is your fault or not. Illinois Workers’ Compensation law provides that you are still entitled to benefits.

The benefits include medical treatment, off work pay, and a settlement once your treatment is completed.

You may also be able to seek benefits from the at fault driver’s auto insurance.

These factors are complicated so you should consult an Illinois Work Comp Attorney to discuss.

There are no attorney fees in these type of cases until your case is completed.

Questions about your Work Injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.