What about my pain, suffering, and inconvenience? Am I not entitled to any compensation for that?
Unfortunately, no. The Workers’ Compensation Act is a purely remedial statute and does not provide for any compensation for those things for an on-the-job injury.
How long will it take until I can expect to receive a result from my Workers’ compensation Case?
Answer: That is going to vary greatly, depending on many factors, including, but not limited to your stage of treatment, whether your compensation is being paid or denied, the willingness of your employer to cooperate in moving toward a resolution of your case, or whether you have a situation that requires us to move forward with an immediate, expedited hearing.
You should be aware that the Industrial Commission does not operate at all like your local courthouse, where you can just go down and take out a warrant against someone, or have a hearing scheduled within a few weeks. It can be a fairly long process. Even when we ask for an expedited hearing, we will not usually get a hearing date until at least one or two months at the earliest.