In Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases, pain and suffering is not part of the settlement.

This is different from personal injury cases where pain and suffering and the amount of medical bills are the main part of the calculation.

However, your testimony about your ongoing pain and suffering is important in your Work Comp settlement. Your restrictions are also very important to the value of your settlement.

Whether you have a surgery is also important in Illinois Work Comp cases.

In addition, your average weekly wage makes a big difference in the amount of your settlement.

Questions about your Illinois Work Comp settlement? Feel free to call me Illinois Work Comp attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.