If you can no longer work as a result of your work injury, then you will have to undergo a job search.

The reason is that the injured worker must prove all aspects of his or her case.

It is usually not enough for your doctor to say that you are unable to do your former job.

The limitations and restrictions your doctor gives you are very important, but the real proof of your inability to work is your job search.

This is the part of the case where many people do not follow through and it makes all the difference in the world.

The job search involves the workers’ compensation insurance company providing a vocational consultant who will try to help you put a resume together and apply for jobs within your restrictions.

The job search is almost like a full time job.

You will have to look for jobs, apply for jobs and interview for jobs.

It can take from 6 months to over 1 year.

If you cannot find a job, then this will be good evidence to support that you are permanently and totally disabled.

Or if you find a job that pays at a lower rate then your former job it shows the extent of your wage difference.

These factors will increase the value of your case dramatically.

If you give up on the job hunt, then the value of your case will drop dramatically.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at309-827-4371.