Toll Free 866-606-7862
Peoria 309-740-9092
Springfield 217-340-0036
Bloomington 309-226-4427
Decatur 217-877-6602
Strong Law Offices

How are my workers’ compensation benefits going to be calculated? P.1

Workers’ compensation benefits are a critical support for injured workers, particularly those who suffer serious on-the-job injury qualifying for permanent disability benefits. Usually, when an injured worker files for workers’ compensation benefits, he or she does not know exactly what benefits he or she will qualify for, or the amount he or she can expect for payments.

Benefits are calculated according to established formulas and are subject to maximum and minimum limits established by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. In this and future posts, we’ll take a look at how temporary total and temporary partial disability benefits, permanent total and permanent partial disability benefits, and death benefits are calculated. 

A temporary partial disability benefit is the benefit an injured worker receives while he or she is still healing and earning less than he or she was earning prior to injury. These benefits are paid until the worker has reached what is termed “maximum medical improvement.” An injured workers’ temporary partial disability benefit is calculated differently depending on whether the injury occurred on or after June 28, 2011 or before that date.

The calculation for injuries on or after that date is two-thirds of the difference between the employee’s average earnings prior to the injury and the gross amount he or she earns in light-duty work. The only difference in the calculation for injuries prior to June 28, 2011 is that the net amount of the employee’s earnings in light-duty are used rather than the gross amount.

In upcoming posts, we’ll look at the other forms of workers’ compensation benefits mentioned above.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Strong Law

Contact our lawyers at 866-606-7862 to schedule a free initial consultation in our Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield or Decatur offices. We are also available to meet at your home or at the hospital by request.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Ready to Help, Dedicated to Your Recovery

We stand ready to help you find the resources you need to recover so that you can live your life to the fullest.

3100 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603

Toll Free: 866-606-7862
Phone: 309-740-9092
Peoria Law Office Map

211 North Veterans Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone: 309-226-4427
Bloomington Law Office Map

2882 North Dinneen
Decatur, IL 62526

Phone: 217-877-6602
Map & Directions

913 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: 217-340-0036
Springfield Law Office Map

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.