In Illinois once you have a work injury you are entitled to 3 rights.
The insurance company should pay your work injury medical bills.
It should pay you for time off work.
Finally, you should be paid a settlement when you are released from the Doctor.
Some insurance companies will “forget” to tell you about the settlement.
It saves them a lot of money if the injured worker does not pursue the settlement.
Do not let that happen to you.
Make sure to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to get the settlement you are entitled to.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
You can make 2 types of mistakes in settling your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case.
You may settle for a lower value than what your case is worth.
You can prevent this through consulting with an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney. An experienced attorney can evaluate your case and determine a range of value.
The second type of mistake is to fail to settle for fair value and take your case to trial, and either lose or be awarded an amount below the settlement offer.
You cannot have a do over once you go to trial.
In other words, you cannot ask for the settlement offer after the trial. It is off the table.
Once you go to trial whatever the Arbitrator rules is what you get.
Once again you may avoid this fate through an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney. The attorney can spot your cases weaknesses and what the Arbitrator will look for.
You must pay attention to what your attorney says or you may have a very discouraging result.
Remember, it is better to have more money than less money or even no money.
Questions about your work injury case and its value? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
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Workers’ Compensation claims provide direct benefits and payments to the injured worker. There also may be OSHA fines that go directly to the government.
When you are close to finishing your medical treatment and ready to return to work you should set up a meeting with your doctor.
At the appointment show your doctor your job description and your work requirements regarding lifting, standing, walking, reaching and use of your hands.
The purpose is to let your doctor know what you are facing at work, and to have the doctor’s opinion of whether you need any restrictions.
Ask for any limitations to be put in writing so you may provide them to your employer.
Make sure that you do not settle your case until you have returned to work for several weeks.
This will allow you to test yourself and determine if you are ready for full duty work.
In the event you have any nagging problems go back to your doctor as soon as possible to address them before you settle your case.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.