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Permanent Disability Benefits

Scheduled Injury Benefits

February 15, 2017

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides a schedule of permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits for certain body parts. Under section 8(e) of the Act, these body parts (or members) are assigned a certain maximum number of weeks of PPD benefits at the injured worker’s PPD rate. […]

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Permanent Disability Benefits

Person-as-a-Whole Benefits

January 29, 2017

Person-as-a-whole benefits are one type of permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits available under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act to injured workers who suffer serious and permanent injuries. They are also sometimes called man-as-a-whole or 8(d)(2) benefits. Section 8(d)(2) of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act […]

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Permanent Disability Benefits

Wage Differential Benefits

January 25, 2017

Wage differential benefits are a type of permanent partial disability (PPD) available to injured workers in Illinois who have suffered a loss of earning capacity as a result of a work-related accident or occupational exposure. Wage differential benefits are set forth in section 8(d)(1) of […]

Court Decisions

Court Affirms IWCC Award of 25% Loss of Use of Arm with 6% AMA Impairment Rating

December 15, 2016

In Flexible Staffing Services v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2016 IL App (1st) 151300WC Google Scholar | Illinois Courts PDF, the Appellate Court considered whether the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission properly applied section 8.1b of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. This section of the Act provides, […]