What happens after you win or settle your Illinois Work Comp case?
If you settle your case, the Arbitrator must approve your settlement contract.
About 30 days after you have an approved contract you will get paid from the Work Comp insurance company.
If you have a trial and win your case, the Arbitrator will send you the written decision in the mail. This will take anywhere from 45 to 60 days.
Either side can appeal the Arbitrator’s decision within 30 days of receipt.
Statistics show that approximately one half of the cases are appealed to the Commission level.
If your case is appealed it takes about 12 to 18 months to have an oral argument before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Insurance Companies will often appeal the case to drag it out, and keep from paying you for the time the appeal is pending.
Questions about your Illinois Workers’ Comp case? Feel free to call Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.