In Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law your wage is very important in deciding the value of your settlement.

Your average weekly wage for the 52 weeks before your accident date times 60 percent is the deciding factor in your rate.

Overtime can really increase your wage.

Illinois law requires overtime to be mandatory and worked on a regular basis.

You can prove mandatory overtime through a union contract, a written policy, testimony of other workers, or agreement of the parties.

It is often worth it to fight for your overtime because it really can increase the size of your settlement.