An Overview of Workers' Compensation Benefits in Illinois

If you have been injured on the job in Illinois, it's important to hire a lawyer who knows the workers' compensation laws and can help you get the benefits that you deserve. In most instances, the workers' compensation laws will be your only avenue of recovery for workplace injuries.

At Strong Law Offices, we represent people in workers' compensation claims throughout Central Illinois. We never represent insurance companies or large corporations. We dedicate all our resources to protecting the rights of injured people.

Call us at 1-800-234-0090 to set up a free consultation. From offices in Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington, and Decatur, we serve clients throughout Central Illinois, and in northern Illinois locations such as Joliet, LaSalle and Kankakee.

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Law

In Illinois, as in many states, most employers are required by law to have workers' compensation insurance for their employees. The employer may purchase the coverage from a private insurance company or may choose to self-insure (pay for any claims directly).

As a general rule, workers' compensation laws require that employers provide full medical benefits to employees with work-related injuries. The statute provides the formula for calculating weekly payments for different types of disability, including:

  • Temporary total disability (TTD)

  • Permanent total disability (PTD)

  • Permanent partial disability (PPD)


With a temporary disability, payments continue for the length of the disability. If the disability is permanent, the payments may continue for up to 500 weeks (PPD) or for life (PTD). Physical and vocational rehabilitation can be paid for under workers' comp and a death benefit is also provided, if needed.

Free Consultation — Get Legal Help Today

For thorough representation in all workers' compensation cases, contact Strong Law Offices in Peoria for a free initial consultation with an attorney. We pledge to provide a high level of service to you and to return all your phone calls and emails promptly.

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