When the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company denies your medical treatment or stops paying you while you are off work, your only option is to force the company to go to trial.

This takes time because you must get all the medical records, and your doctor’s testimony.

Doctor’s do not testify live, so you have to take a deposition. This is the doctor testifying about your case in her office.

Sometimes it takes several months to get the Doctor’s deposition scheduled.

The Work Comp insurance company also has the right to have one of its doctors examine you. This will take some time.

The case will go to trial, and it takes approximately 60 days for the Arbitrator to issue his decision.

You can see this takes drags the case out. It is very frustrating, but necessary since the injured worker must prove everything.

Questions about your Work Injury? Feel free to call Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.