Depositions of the doctors are a big reason for the delay.

Most doctors do not like sitting in a room for an hour or two with a couple of lawyers.

They are well paid for it, but most of them would rather do something else like treat patients.

That is why it takes from 3 to 6 months just to get the deposition set up.

It also is taking longer and longer to get medical records and bills.

Finally, it takes most judges from 60 to 90 days to get the decision written and out.

This does not take into account any appeals.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.