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Illinois Workers Compensation - Employee Benefits

Workers compensation employee benefit information for the State of Illinois

Illinois Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Medical benefits for injured Illinois workers are paid without lenghth of time or cost limitations if treatment is reasonable and necessary.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Illinois-

  • The injured Illinois worker makes the initial choice of physician.

Illinois Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • Basic Compensation is 66 2/37 percent of the injured workers average weekly wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $206.67 to $310.00 and is dependent on the number of dependents or the injured workers average wage if less.
    • Maximum weekly payment is $1,231.41 for 2009 or 133 1/3 percent of the State Average Weekly Wage.
    • Above is paid for until disability ends.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/37 percent of the injured workers average weekly wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $461.78 or 50% of State Average Weekly Wage.
    • Maximum weekly payment is $1,231.41 for 2009 or 133 1/3 percent of the State Average Weekly Wage.
    • Above is paid for life.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 60 percent of the injured workers average weekly wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $206.67 to $310.00 and is dependent on the number of dependents or the injured workers average wage if less.
    • Non-Scheduled injuries maximum length of payments is 500 weeks when the injured workers can be employed in usual work duties or for the duration of the disability when the injured worker can not be employed in usual work duties. There is no maximum payment amount.
    • Note:
      • Illinois recognizes special computation of PPD benefits when amputation of a member or enucleation of an eye is involved in the disability:
        • Maximum weekly benefit for amputation or enucleation is $1,231.41 or 133 1/3% of the State Average Weekly Wage. The minimum is $461.78 or 50% of SAWW.
        • Maximum weekly benefit if not an amputation or enucleation changes on July 1 each year and is not available for use until December. The maximum for 7-1-8 to 6-30-9 is $643.82.

Follow this link to the Illinois Workers Compensation Benefit Rate Page: http://www.iwcc.il.gov/benefits.htm



Illinois Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • Since 2/1/06, death benefits are paid for 25 years or $500,000, whichever is greater.


Illinois Workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • Attorney fees are permitted up to 20% as outlined in state law.

More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

http://www.iwcc.il.gov/



Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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