Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law allows for penalties in certain situations.

The Work Comp Insurance Company may have to pay extra money in penalties if they unreasonably refuse to pay your medical bills or Work Comp pay.

The Arbitrators and Workers’ Compensation Commissioners do not award these penalties very often.

Usually the only time they penalize the Insurance Company is when there is something that is very obvious.

Such as your accident is clear cut, and they do not have a doctor contesting your treatment or the connection between your accident and injury.

The Work Comp insurance company will usually get away with delays in payments.

They usually are not paying because there is some disagreement about your accident, or they have hired a doctor to say your injury is not connected to your accident or you are OK to return to work.

Questions about penalties and your Work Comp case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.