November 2011


National Organization of Injured Workers.

Has anyone run across this one before?

Workers Comp Insider -To hell and beyond: Dave Holland's terrible story.

Click above to read about horrible work comp injury.

Thanksgiving is a great Holiday.

We can all find something to be thankful for, no matter our lot.

Look up, and be thankful.

FUNNY2 – Weird Workers' Comp Injuries.

OSHA investigates after worker dies in wood chipper accident – Belleville news – bnd.com.

Ill. man killed in wood chipper accident.


In Illinois, Workers’ Compensation benefits come in 3 categories.

Medical benefits.

Temporary Total Disability benefits.

Permanent Partial Disability benefits.

You are entitled to medical treatment that is related to your work injury and that is reasonable and necessary.

You are entitled to two-thirds of your wage based on the 52 weeks before your injury. You will need to have a doctor taking you off work due to your work injury.

You are entitled to 60 percent of your wage based on the 52 weeks before your injury times a certain number of weeks. For instance, the back is worth 500 weeks total. If you have an injury that is worth 10 percent of the back, then you are entitled to 50 weeks.

This is commonly referred to as the settlement, or lump sum payment.

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

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