How Long Does a Workers’ Comp Case Take to Resolve in Illinois?

Categories: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law. | August 29, 2023

Injured workers in Illinois often wonder how long it will take to settle their workers’ comp case. The truth is there is no way to predict when a particular case will get resolved since it depends on your case facts.

Many factors influence how long or short a workers’ compensation case will be, including:

– Disputes
– The severity of the injury
– The size of the settlement
– The type of injury that you have
– The need for future medical care
– The time you hire a workers’ compensation lawyer

Unless your injury was minor and you healed completely, you should consult with a lawyer before settling your case. This is because attorneys offer more tools to challenge the insurance companies and help you receive more benefits. Lawyers are able to file motions, negotiate with the insurance companies, and help you obtain second opinions on your medical condition. While all of these activities require more time, they also maximize the chances of a favorable outcome.

Since 1962, we have stood up and fought against insurance companies for our clients every single day. We know this is a very difficult time in your life, and we are sensitive to the stresses you are experiencing as a result of your injury. We focus entirely on workers’ compensation, which allows us to pour all of our time and efforts into helping people get back on their feet. Call (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can explain your rights.