Category: Workers’ Compensation

Check out our Illinois workers’ compensation blog articles for helpful resources, how-to guides, and insight from a top work injury attorney.

Illinois AMA Impairment Ratings
12 Jan, 2022

Illinois AMA Impairment Ratings

Things To Know About American Medical Association (AMA) Impairment Ratings In June 2011, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act was amended to state that courts may consider an impairment rating when determining a settlement in a workers' compensation claim. The use of this is considered controversial because an AMA impairment rating...

Temporary Total Disability Benefits in Illinois Workers' Compensation
7 Jan, 2022

Temporary Total Disability Benefits in Illinois Workers’ Compensation

What Are Workers' Comp Temporary Total Disability Benefits? TTD workers' compensation benefits cover two-thirds of an employee's average weekly wage during the time he or she cannot work due to an on-the-job injury. Employers must pay TTD benefits until injured workers improve. In some cases, employers choose to continue to...

Illinois Workers' Compensation Lump Sum Settlements
6 Jan, 2022

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lump Sum Settlements

Should I Get a Lump Sum Settlement from Wokers' Comp? People who have sustained a permanent injury as the result of an on-the-job accident are entitled to a lump-sum settlement award. In a lump sum workers' comp settlement, you will receive the full amount of compensation at the time of...

What If My Workers Comp Claim Is Denied
6 Jan, 2022

What If My Workers Comp Claim Is Denied?

Workers' Comp Appeal Process The appeals process for workers' comp cases is complex, so it is important you work with a lawyer who is experienced. There are strict deadlines for making the workers' comp appeal, and failure to abide by those deadlines could compromise the validity of your claim or...

Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer
5 Jan, 2022

Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Reasons Why You Should Hire a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Denied Claims Can and Do Happen Even the simplest situation can end up being a complicated workers' compensation claim. According to PayScale, there are a few things that tend to be involved in claim denials more frequently than other things. These...

MMI in Workers' Comp
4 Jan, 2022

What Happens After MMI in Workers’ Comp?

MMI in Workers' Comp First off, it is important to make sure the doctor has formalized those restrictions in writing. After that, you have to decide what to do next. Under Illinois law, your entitlement to TTD, Temporary Total Disability benefits ends when you reach MMI. You are now left,...

Workers' Compensation Employee Misclassification
4 Jan, 2022

Workers’ Compensation Employee Misclassification

Employee Misclassification Affects Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits The Employee Classification Act went into effect in Illinois on January 1, 2008, and sought to "address the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors" in the construction field. The Act broadly defined an employee as a worker "performing services" for a construction...

What is Light Duty Work?
3 Jan, 2022

What is Light Duty Work?

Your Light Duty or Modified Duty Slip In order to properly document your work restrictions, you should ask your physician or health care provider to provide you with a copy of a light-duty or modified duty slip. You should provide a copy of the slip to your employer and to...

How Do I Apply for Workers' Comp?
3 Jan, 2022

How Do I Apply for Workers’ Comp?

Applying for Workers' Compensation Many people believe that they only need to give their employer notice that they were hurt to start the workers' compensation process. This is not entirely true. You do need to notify your employer of your work injury or illness, orally or in writing, within 45...

Out-of-State Workers' Compensation
3 Jan, 2022

Out-of-State Workers’ Compensation

Out-of-State Workers' Comp Attorneys We represent workers who do not live or work in Illinois but have been injured in Illinois or have some connection to Illinois jurisdiction in a workers' comp case. For example, we represent airline workers who have been injured on the job (even though the company...

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