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.

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13 Jun, 2023

How Much Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Lost Wages in Bloomington?

In Bloomington, there is no specified amount that a worker can receive as compensation for lost wages. The amount varies depending on the nature of work, the injury, work limitations, and income level. The workers’ comp insurer uses an employee's average weekly wage (AWW) to calculate the employee’s benefits. A...

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12 May, 2023

Is a Workers’ Comp Lump Sum Settlement Right for Me?

A workers’ comp lump sum settlement is a one-time payment made to you if you were injured while at work. Whether a lump sum settlement is right for you will depend on your individual circumstances. In Bloomington, there are different ways to settle your claim for workers’ comp. If you...

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27 Apr, 2023

Is Workers’ Comp Taxable in Illinois?

Is workers’ comp taxable in Illinois? As an injured employee in Bloomington, understanding the tax implications of workers' compensation is crucial for proper financial planning. Workers' compensation benefits in Illinois are generally non-taxable at the federal and state levels. This ensures that injured workers receive the financial support they need...

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20 Apr, 2023

When Will Workers’ Comp Offer a Settlement?

When will workers' comp offer a settlement? When you file a workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company will likely offer you an initial settlement within weeks. However, it may take months or years before you reach a settlement, as they will likely try to undervalue your claim during the initial...

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13 Apr, 2023

How Does the Workers’ Comp Settlement Chart Affect a Claim?

A workers' comp settlement chart breaks down the benefits you might receive once a claim for a work-related injury is successful. The more severe the work-related injuries, the larger the compensation amount.  Money received from a successful workers' comp claim can cover the medical costs of treating your injuries. The...

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17 Mar, 2023

What Happens When You Are Injured At Work But You’re Off the Clock?

Typically, workers' compensation doesn't cover you if you’re injured at work off the clock in Bloomington. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Depending on your situation, you may still be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Workers' compensation coverage may not cover your commute to work, but...

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7 Feb, 2023

Can You Sue a Chemical Plant for Toxic Exposure

You might be able to sue a chemical plant for toxic exposure or file a workers’ compensation claim if you suffered chemical-related injuries. Toxic exposure occurs when foreign chemicals enter your body and cause harm. For example, if you inhale chemicals that irritate your respiratory system or ingest them through...

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17 Jan, 2023

What Not to Say to a Bloomington Workers’ Comp Claims Adjuster

After an on-the-job injury, knowing what not to say to a Bloomington workers’ comp claims adjuster can be just as important as knowing what to say. If you have been injured at work and are seeking compensation, you will likely have to speak to a workers’ comp claims adjuster. He...

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10 Jan, 2023

How Do Workers’ Comp Doctors Get Paid in Bloomington?

The answer to the question, “How do workers’ comp doctors get paid in Bloomington?” is determined by state law and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Employers must carry workers' compensation insurance to cover workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation doctors, then, are usually paid by the workers' compensation insurance company.  Payment for...

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22 Dec, 2022

What Are the Exceptions to the Exclusive Remedy Rule in Bloomington?

If you have suffered a workplace injury in Bloomington, you are generally barred from bringing a lawsuit against your employer for compensation. This is because employers provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees’ benefit, in exchange for legal protection against personal injury claims being brought against them. However, if you...

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