A hearing before the Commission wherein a worker is awarded permanent total disability benefits will be paid weekly for life. The added benefit of a hearing award is the right to future medical benefits for life for the injury and entitlement to the payments from the rate adjustment fund that are...Read more »
When was your accident? There is a minimum rate for permanent total disability. You should be able to download a present value calculator to do the computation. A lawyer who is not actually representing you should not be second guessing the lawyer who is representing you.
A permanent total disability settlement is calculated by determining the life expectancy of the injured worker. The life expectancy gives us the interest rate equivalent to use, but remember, the insurance company is using its own internal rate of return and not what you or I earn on the amount....Read more »
My attorney says they are not responding to him and don't know what is the hold up. I'm sure there is something he could be doing instead of just waiting for them to respond, it's been nearly 6 months.
This is a very unusual problem. Perhaps the best thing to do is to have the attorney motion up the case for a hearing before the Commission. There is no way to force a settlement if the other side refuses to sign. I hope this helps you out. If you know your IWCC #, you can look up the status of...Read more »
Not legally. To collect unemployment, you must be actively seeking employment AND Both Willing and Able to accept a job. If you are in formal training, you are NEITHER willing nor Able to accept a job, if offered, nor are you actively seeking employment.
I have 11 weeks of sick leave and some personal and vacation days that I could use on Family Medical Leave. I intend to go back to work once I'm better. I've been off for 2 weeks and expect to go back in 2-3 weeks; long before I run out of sick days. I'm concerned that my employer has filed a... Read more »
That's a great question, but I doubt anyone can give you solid advice without sitting down and talking to you to get more information. Schedule an appointment with a competent workers' compensation lawyer. There's typically no charge for an initial appointment on workers' compensation matters. Try...Read more »
This is a question to ask the lawyer handling your workers' compensation appeal. He or she may be aware of circumstances that determine the answer. As strangers to your case we don't have access to those facts.
After about 9 months and a visit to an IME, surgery was scheduled. Unfortunately, surgery was not successful and I still suffer from a “Pinched” nerve. For some reason, doctor won’t say, surgery was not completed completed and the spine (L4, 5 and S1 was fused together, “as is”). I... Read more »
Fell on shoulder at work. Filed paperwork about injury but did not feel need for medical aid at the time. Have pain off and on for seven months. Want to see doctor and am told I waited too long and workmans comp will not pay the bill. Is this right?
The insurance company's perspective is that since you went without treatment for seven months you must not have suffered an injury needing treatment. In their eyes, the fact you need treatment for the first time seven months later indicates you suffered a re-injury that they are not responsible for...Read more »
We got a letter from the employer saying we needed to pay back $27k in two weeks. When we got his w-2's and mine , this pay was not reflected at all. We don't know what our right's are in this case. We don't pay much attention to our bank statements and just paid bills as usual and we don't have... Read more »
Whether you look at your bank statements or not is irrelevant. If your employer actually paid your husband $27,000 more than he was entitled, he will either have to give it back or will probably be sued by the employer.
Your attorney would be in the best position to clarify this issue based upon the exact terms of your retainer agreement. The specific time or trigger you ask about is a valid concern and you should pose it to your attorney, so that both of you are clear as to the threshold at which the attorney fee...Read more »
Absolutely! The doctor MUST explain how the need for surgery is related to the original injury.
For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time...Read more »
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...Read more »
Doctors X-rays said inflammation arthritis 2 days off work then 6 days back to work landed me in ER cat scan showed 2 bulging discs. Boss has told me take as much time as needed and he can always find something for me to do at work. I have given my personal insurance for doctors and Er visits, not... Read more »
This is why you need an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney. You are entitled to be paid for every day you cannot work due to your injury or you earn less money because of restrictions. Back injuries are among the most debilitating. No matter what your boss says, if you need surgery and...Read more »
Workers' Compensation questions are before the Workers' Compensation Commission. YES, if you were overpaid, you can owe money. If this is the case, it is usually learned early-on. In that case, it can be deducted from the permanency. Discuss your claim with an experienced attorney in this area...Read more »
momentum forced arm up very hard, my office told me to call Workman Comp and go to the er, been to the dr twice already, no use of the arm, I have not been able to get medication for pain, different story every attempt, I was told that my case hasn't been accepted yet, how can this be right if I... Read more »
A workers' compensation insurer is allowed a limited time to review a case and determine whether to accept liability. If the facts are as clear as you say they are Iencourage you to contact a workers' compensation attorney ASAP.
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