Workers’ compensation cases are typically handled outside of court, and in many cases, there’s little dispute over what you’re owed. That said, there are instances where you’ll need to put a little extra pressure on your employer’s insurance provider, in which case involving an attorney is necessary.
Most of these disputes are handled strictly as a negotiations process with the insurance company, but they may go to trial in certain circumstances. Workers’ comp trials are reviewed by an arbitrator under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, and they function much as any other arbitration hearing would.
Here, we’ll discuss the circumstances under which a workers’ compensation case would go to trial.