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Penalties and Attorneys’ Fees for Unreasonable Denial of Benefits

March 19, 2017

Injured workers that are unreasonably denied medical and disability benefits by insurance companies can seek substantial penalties from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. To do this, injured workers must file their claim and a petition for penalties with the Commission. Injured workers who feel their […]

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Lawyers & Insurance

Legal Fees and Costs

March 2, 2017

The cost of hiring a lawyer for an Illinois workers’ compensation case is entirely set by law. In most cases, attorneys’ fees will be equal to 20% of what the attorney recovers in permanent disability benefits. Also, costs and expenses will be deducted from any¬†award […]

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Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund

January 15, 2017

The Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund pays workers’ compensation benefits to Illinois workers whose employers have failed to provide insurance coverage as required by law and have failed to pay the benefits owed to them. Uninsured Employers Subject to Penalties and Fines Employers in Illinois are […]