Work Comp Will Not Pay Me for My Injury What Do I Do?

Pursuant to Illinois Workers’ Compensation law if you are injured on the job you are entitled to payment.

Some Work Comp insurance companies do not believe you understand or know the law.

They are taking advantage of you.

If you are not offered a settlement or you are offered a low amount of money, make sure to contact an Illinois Work Injury Lawyer right away.

Illinois Work Comp Lawyers are not paid until they recover money for you. Their fees are limited to 20 percent of recovery.

Do not allow big insurance companies and their lawyers to take away your work injury settlement.

Call Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May immediately to discuss your case at 309-827-4371.

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.