Get Paid Your Illinois Work Compensation

When you are injured on the job in Illinois you are supposed to be paid.

For instance, your employer should not make you take personal leave, sick leave, or vacation time.

Illinois law provides for payment of 2/3rds of your average weekly wage the year before your injury when a doctor has taken you off work.

Once you have received all necessary medical treatment and have been returned to work you should receive a settlement from your Workers’ Compensation insurance company.

If you do not hear from the insurance company contact an Illinois Work Comp Attorney to find out about your settlement money.

Illinois Work Comp Lawyers do not get paid until you get paid.

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

Wages Are Important in Your Illinois Workers’ Compensation Case

Illinois law provides that the amount of your Work Comp settlement is based on your average weekly wage.

The amount you are paid while off work pay is also based on your average weekly wage.

The key figure is your average weekly wage the 52 weeks before your injury.

Make sure that the calculation is correct.

Overtime pay may be included if it is mandatory and worked regularly.

If you work two jobs at the same time and your employers are aware of your second job, then both wages may be added together and used as your average weekly wage.

The higher your wage the higher your settlement for the same injury.

Someone who breaks their arm working at a fast food restaurant will have a smaller settlement than injured worker who breaks their arm on a union job.

Insurance companies often attempt to reduce settlements they pay out. Do not allow them to do it to you.

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