What benefits are available under workers’ compensation if I am hurt on the job?

If you are injured at work, you are generally entitled to first aid, medical and hospital care necessary to treat your injury.  In addition, you are entitled to receive two-thirds (66 2/3%) of your average weekly wages while you are temporarily and totally disabled and medically authorized to be off from work.  These benefits are known as Temporary Total Disability, or TTD.  If you are found to be permanently disabled as a result of your injury, you are entitled to benefits known as Permanent Partial Disability, or PPD.  In the case of death, your dependents may be entitled to death benefits as provided for by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.

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