There are some good reasons not to settle your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case if you have been injured after August 31, 2011.

A new law took effect for cases after this date.

The change may make a difference in the value in your case.

It provides that AMA Guidelines may be used as a factor in determining the value of your injury.

The guidelines are very conservative.

They lower the value of your case.

There is an indication that some Workers Compensation insurance companies are making extremely low offers to injured workers.

They are hoping that injured workers will agree to the low offers and close the case.

Some arbitrators have approved the low settlements.

This is because no one truly know what the value of the case at this stage of the game.

Be warned; do not settle your case till you talk to an Illinois Work Comp Lawyer about the offer.

As I have written before, the original written offer is not subject to attorney fees so you have nothing to lose.

Have you received such an offer? Feel free to call me to discuss your options.