Park Forest, IL asked in Workers' Compensation and Business Law for Illinois

Q: Employer is offering only me a very small settlement on a permanent back injury. What should I do?

I have a part time and a full time job. I was off of both jobs for 6 months due to a work related injury at my full time job. My Dr. released me back to my part time job a month before releasing me back to the full time job where I was injured at. The reason my dr. release me was because I was going to lose my part time job and that job was within the permanent restrictions. During this time off the full time job where I was injured at never once offered me a light duty position. As a result I have been released to both jobs with permanent back injury. My full time employer where I was injured at has offered me a very low settlement because I went back to my part time job earlier. Now I have to go back to school for something else since I can no longer can do that type of work anymore. This situation is so unfair! My attorney thinks I should settle but I don't think its enough to compensate my permanent back injury!! What should I do???

(Settlement offer is less than $50K)

1 Lawyer Answer
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  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Since you are represented by an attorney, you should direct all of your questions to him or her. If you are not satisfied with their answers, then consider consulting and hiring another attorney to represent you.

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