My question involves workers compensation law for the state of Illinois:
I was diagnosed with a work related condition that was surgically corrected. Before the surgery I had a loss of 11 weeks of work and 6 months of light duty that caused me a loss of 10-15 hours a week. I was compensated for the time off work for the surgery and healing, but have not been compensated for the 11 weeks and the 6 months of light duty lost hours or the medications I paid for out of pocket.
Now my lawyer is settling for a lump sum and he will get 20% of that lump sum without my reimbursement of the above.
Is this normal practice or am I getting the shaft?
I have an appointment to see him in a few days and would like to go informed of what my rights are as an injured employee