As we discussed last week, you can settle your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case after your doctor releases you from medical treatment.
What happens after that?
Once you have reached an agreement with the Insurance company you must have your contract reduced to writing.
Illinois has a new settlement system where everything is done via the internet.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission requires you to upload your settlement contract on its website and then an Arbitrator must review it and approve it.
You should have an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney review the contract before you settle your case to make sure that you are legally protected.
Contract approval may take from one day to one week.
Once approved the insurance company is supposed to send your money out within 30 days.
Questions about your work injury settlement? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.