Humble, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois

Q: how does illinois figure out what your workman comp payments will be, do they go by how much you made that year?

plus my husband needs surgery to his groin, because of getting hurt at work.

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Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If your husband is paid hourly, add the hours he worked in the 52 weeks before he was hurt and divide by the number of weeks he actually worked. That number is multiplied x his hourly rate to get his average weekly wage (AWW). His weekly benefit (TTD) is the AWW x .6667.

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