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The following types of work injuries are all covered by Illinois Workers’ Compensation:
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State laws govern the distribution of workers’ compensation benefits. According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to:
Medical expenses – 100% of all medical expenses are covered. No deductible or co-insurance payment is necessary.
Choice of Doctors – You may choose two doctors for your treatment. You are also entitled to treatment from doctors to whom you are referred.
Partial Permanent Disability (PPD) – Also referred to as a lump sum settlement, this benefit is meant to compensate you for your injuries if you suffer from partial loss of the use of a body part. The amount of these benefits is determined by what body part is permanently impaired and how that will affect your life.
Permanent Total Disability (PTD) – If your injury leaves you unable to do any kind of work or you lose two of the same body parts (e.g., both hands), you are entitled to benefits for life. PTD benefits are determined based on two-thirds of your average gross weekly wage.
Temporary Total Disability (TTD) – If you need to be off work to heal from your injuries, you are entitled to a weekly lost wage benefit. This amount is based on two-thirds of your average gross weekly wage.
Wage Loss Differential – If your injury prevents you for doing your job and forces you to take a lower paying job, you may be entitled to a benefit equal to two-thirds of the difference between the average gross weekly wages of each job.
Vocational Retraining – If your injury prevents you from being able to return to your job, you may be entitled to compensation for retraining in another occupation.
Survivor benefits – If a worker is killed on the job, his or her dependent heirs are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
HSPRD will provide you with sound, practical and experienced advice so that you can review all possible options. In addition, we can ensure that you will be provided with the proper medical attention you deserve, along with the personal guidance, assistance and service you deserve.
We are available 24/7 and can be reached at 312.239.7700. Call the workers’ compensation lawyers at HSPRD so that you get the claim you deserve.
- Ensure proper medical care. Ensure that you receive the proper medical attention that you deserve.
- Offer advice. Offer sound, practical and experienced advice to allow clients to review available options.
- Personal attention. Provide personal guidance, assistance and service.
Frequently Asked Questions
ACCIDENTS HURT, EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS CAN HELP.
When it comes to making this decision we ask our clients to keep in mind that defendants frequently have teams of attorneys on staff prepared to find ways to pay out as little as possible on every claim. So why not hire an accomplished team of attorneys who focus on personal injury litigation and workers’ compensation to level the playing field for you?
The value of your case depends greatly on the evidence provided. You may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages caused. Some of these damages may include:
- Past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
In most cases, yes, your personal injury lawsuit has to be filed in a courthouse within a certain period of time or it is forever barred in Illinois. A typical personal injury case must be filed within two years. Exceptions to that rule include filing against a municipality, which must be filed within one year, or filing a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, which has to be filed within three years. It is important to get an attorney involved as early as possible so we can best advise you.
Yes, you can file a case if you are undocumented in the workers’ compensation department as well as the personal injury department. We can defend your rights and recover fair compensation for you.