What am I entitled to recover under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Statute?
Under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, you are entitled to:
- Payment of any and all medical bills that are related to your work injury;
- Temporary Total Disability (66% of your average weekly wages for any and all time you miss from work), and;
- A Permanency Award, which is a lump sum payment that goes directly to you, the injured worker.
The permanency award is often the largest lump sum payment made and is an acknowledgement by the carrier that the specific body part injured is now compromised and future issues may exist.