PPD Benefits

Scheduled Injury Benefits

By |2017-10-15T16:33:19-06:00February 15th, 2017|Permanent Disability Benefits|

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. The maximum number of weeks correspond with the physical loss

Person-as-a-Whole Benefits

By |2017-02-19T12:59:33-06:00January 29th, 2017|Permanent Disability Benefits|

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 provides that person-as-a-whole benefits are available if, as a result of

Wage Differential Benefits

By |2017-02-19T17:47:11-06:00January 25th, 2017|Permanent Disability Benefits|

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 the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act: If, after the accidental injury

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

By |2017-01-21T12:52:22-06:00December 15th, 2016|Court Decisions|

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, for injuries occurring on or after September 1, 2011, that