Wage Differential Benefits

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides some flexibility in terms of the benefits available to compensate an employee for her/his permanent disability.  One of these options is referred to as wage differential benefits.  An injured worker qualifies for these...

Utilization Review and “Official Disability Guidelines”

Utilization review, also known as “UR,” is when a workers’ compensation insurance carrier challenges the necessity of medical care that has been ordered by the injured workers’ treating doctor.  To do this, they refer the case to an outside doctor, who then reviews...

“Mental-Mental” Injuries

Under certain circumstances, an injured worker can obtain Illinois workers’ compensation benefits for purely psychological injuries.  These “mental-mental” cases occur when an injured worker sustains psychological injuries as a result of non-physical work-related...

How long can it take for my case to be decided?

The length of time that it can take for an Illinois workers’ compensation claim to be resolved can vary greatly, and depends on many factors. In many cases, patience and time is required in order for the injured worker to obtain the maximum value for his or her...
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