Illinois Work Comp benefits are some of the highest in the country.

The dark side of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law is the time it takes to get your treatment and money.

You are suffering without a paycheck and you are in pain. Many times the Insurance Company uses your plight to force you to settle.

This gets you money sooner, but may leave you with a long term health problem.

The other option is to take your case to trial. As discussed in earlier posts this takes some time to get to trial. The other problem with going to trial is that over 50% of the Work Comp cases in Illinois are appealed. This means you have to wait another 12 to 18 months to get a decision, and no pay to boot.

No one said it would be easy. But you have to weigh the pros and cons of settling versus trial. It is not a simple answer.

Questions about what to do? Feel free to call me, Illinois Workers Comp lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.