Foot and Ankle
Foot and ankle injuries can be devastating while you heal up, and sometimes a permanent thorn in your side.
When we talk about the value of a workers comp case in Illinois, we look at three different things - how much money you made in an average week before the injury, the part of the body that was hurt, and the nature and extent of the injury. This means how bad the injury was, whether you still have symptoms, whether it affects your ability to do your job, whether you had surgery, etc.
Most parts of the body are assigned a number of weeks. For example, if you had your foot amputated, you would be entitled to 60% of your average weekly wage for 167 weeks. Of course, do the math and you'll see that workers comp is better than nothing, but doesn't come close to making up for what your foot SHOULD be worth.
For some reason, the Illinois workers comp system treats ankles as feet, even though by definition the ankle is part of the leg.