Illinois Workers Compensation for Injuries
Employers must pay for medical bills
- Compensation for medical bills/expenses
Illinois employers are obligated to pay medical benefits to employees who are injured in the course of their employment. Employers must pay the bills according to the medical fee statute certain restrictions apply, call for details.
- Compensation for wage loss for time off due to injury TTD
Illinois employers are obligated to pay lost wages to injured employees in the amount of 66% of the gross wages up to limits posted by the Illinois workers compensation commission. Certain restrictions apply, call for details. After the employee misses 3 days from work, the employee must provide written documentation from a doctor.
- Compensation for the employees injury (partial disability or permanent total disability)
Illinois employers are obligated to pay for permanent injury to employees. There are factors in determining the recovery for the employee’s injury. The Illinois workers compensation has provided different recovery for each body part and for all the various injuries Illinois workers suffer. Certain restrictions apply, call for details.
Call Scott W. Sheen & Associates, P.C., to help guide you through the workers compensation process and explain all the legal procedures involved in your case.
Employees have the right to choose their own doctor and have the right to choose a second doctor. Employers have the right to request the injured employee to their hired doctor. Employers pay all the bills connected to the injury.
- Partial Permanent Disability: Settlement for the compensation for permanent injury suffered of the use of body part.
- Permanent Total Disability: If you are injured so severely that you are unable to work, you are entitled to permanent benefits. The compensation is based on two thirds of your gross wage.
- Vocational Training: Employers are obligated to pay compensation for training for another occupation if the employee is unable to do their prior job due to the injury.
- Survival Benefits: Employers are obligated to pay benefits if the employee is killed on the job.