You cannot be paid a Workers’ Settlement in Illinois until you have a settlement contract.

Most of the time the Insurance Company attorney writes up the settlement contract. This may take some time. After the contract is completed and signed it must be approved.

The Arbitrator must approve the contract. This can be done in person at Workers Comp docket site, or through the mail.

Upon approval, the Insurance Company attorney sends it in for payment.

Payment is usually sent out from 2 to 6 weeks after the Workers’ Compensation company receives the approved contract.