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.
|Asthma (coal miner)||5% loss of person-as-a-whole (25 weeks)||17 IWCC 116 PDF||Culley & Wissore|
|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (factory worker)||Permanent total disability benefits||17 IWCC 99 PDF||Marszalek & Marszalek|
|Coal workers' pneumoconiosis||Wage differential benefits||17 IWCC 36 PDF||Culley & Wissore|
|Coal workers' pneumoconiosis||15% loss of person-as-a-whole (75 weeks)||17 IWCC 45 PDF||Culley & Wissore|
|Coal workers' pneumoconiosis, asthma, and rhinitis||17.5% loss of person-as-a-whole (87.5 weeks)||17 IWCC 349 PDF||Culley & Wissore|
|Coal workers' pneumoconiosis, chronic bronchitis, and obstructive lung disease||10% loss of person-as-a-whole (50 weeks)||17 IWCC 394 PDF||Culley & Wissore|
|Coronary artery disease aggravation, with angiography and stent placements (firefighter)||30% loss of person-as-a-whole (150 weeks) (loss of trade)||17 IWCC 96 PDF||Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti|
Compare your case to the table of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission decisions below that includes:
- 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.
Occupational diseases may be compensated with the one of the following types of permanent disability benefits:
- Person-as-a-Whole Benefits
- 500 weeks × percentage loss × weekly PPD rate
- Wage Differential Benefits
- Loss of earning capacity
- 2/3 of the difference in wages, weekly for period set by law
- Permanent Total Disability Benefits
- PTD rate, weekly for life