Springfield, IL asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois

Q: If I qualify for workers' comp benefits for a work injury, how do they get paid out?

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James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It depends. Temporary total disability (TTD) will be paid directly to you by the insurance company unless your employer is self-insured, in which case the employer may pay you directly. Medical benefits are typically paid directly to the medical provider. Permanent partial disability (PPD) and permanent total disability (PTD) benefits are typically paid to the injured party and his or her lawyer; if you don't have a lawyer at that point they are paid directly to you. Let me encourage you to get a lawyer -- this is not a battle you want to face on your own.

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