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Chicago Workers' Compensation
Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
The Chicago workers’ compensation system is constantly tested. With a population over 2.85 million people, the third largest city in the country also has the third largest gross metropolitan product in the nation. The diverse economy supports well over 1 million jobs. In Illinois, workers’ compensation insurance is compulsory meaning employers are mandated to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees.
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Laws
Workers’ compensation laws are generally made on a state level. In Illinois, the laws are particularly favorable towards injured workers. Workers typically receive greater workers’ compensation benefits when they file in Illinois in comparison to other states. Anyone who works in, was hired in or works for a company that is based in Illinois is eligible to file their workers’ compensation claim in the state.
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCA) governs Chicago workers’ compensation claims. Among other things, the act spells out what benefits are available to injured workers. These include:
- Medical expenses -- 100% of all reasonable and necessary expenses.
- Choice of doctors -- You may choose two doctors for your treatment. You are also entitled to treatment from doctors to whom you are referred.
- Lost wages -- Also known as Temporary Total Disability (TTD), this benefit entitles you to two-thirds of your average gross weekly wage if you cannot work while you recuperate from your injuries.
- Partial Permanent Disability (PPD) or Permanent Total Disability (PTD) -- Compensation for a partial or total permanent disability. Often a lump sum settlement.
- Lost wage differential -- If your injuries prevent you from continuing in your current job and you must take a lower-paying job, you are entitled to compensation for some of the wage difference.
- Job retraining -- If your injury prevents you from doing your previous job, you can get compensation for training for a new position.
If you have been injured on the job and are eligible to file your workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, contact us at Ankin Law Office to represent you. Our attorneys are skilled in handling workers’ compensation cases and securing the maximum recovery for our clients.