Our Settlement and Valuation Guide to Permanent Disability Benefits can help you understand how much your Illinois workers’ compensation claim may be worth.

We encourage every injured worker to educate themselves about the Illinois workers’ compensation system and to consult with an Illinois attorney.


InjuryAwardDecisionLaw Firm
Scar on lip from abrasion, not visible from 5 feet away1 week17 IWCC 130 PDFPorro, Niermann & Petersen, LLC
Scarring on foot, ankle, calf, and shin (discolored, rough-hewn) with dryness, tightness, and sensitivity from 2nd and 3rd degree burns100 weeks17 IWCC 336 PDFCullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti

Compare your case to the table of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission decisions below that includes:

  • Injury
  • Award
  • Commission decision link
  • Law firm representing the injured worker

Of course, many more factors go into the final valuation of every case that you can read about here.

Disfigurement benefits are only available if no other type of permanent disability benefit is available relating to that part of the body:

  • 150 weeks × percentage loss × weekly PPD rate
  • Limited to the hand, head, face, neck, arm, leg below the knee or the chest above
    the axillary line

This information is provided for educational purposes only.

This article does not provide legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney directly.