My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: IL
Hello, I am currently awaiting worker's comp benefits in the State of Illinois. I injured my lower back in August of 2008. I was put on light duty until January, 2009, when my doctor took me off work for increased pain I was feeling. I thought that compensation benefits would begin shortly thereafter. However I was way wrong. Since then, my company notified my of them laying me off. I had an arbitration hearing back in late April and am awaiting a decision to whether they will award me weekly benefits. I have had no income at all since January. I have never heard of disputing weekly benefits like this. Maybe it's me, but this seems like I'm going to be stuck in limbo for a very long time. Does anyone know a rough timeline as to when I could recieve a check? From the arbitration hearing until now, has been roughly 40 days. Thank you.