What Does Workers' Compensation Pay For?
In Illinois, employers are obligated to compensate an injured employee for accidents on the job. Payments include Temporary Total Disability (TTD) while off work recovering from the injuries, Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) for the nature and extent of injury, AND 100% of Medical Bills incurred. Contingency Fees by Attorneys representing Petitioners are limited to 20% for recovery of disputed TTD, PPD, and Medical Bills. A limited number of injuries have legislated amounts which can be paid by the Respondent if not in dispute. Otherwise, the settlements are generally compromised on the nature and extent of the injured body part. If you were injured on the job, you should be represented by an attorney who frequently handles Workers' Compensation Claims at The Industrial Commission (Call THE MARGOLIS FIRM PC).