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What are my right for a workman's comp injury in Illinois?

I hurt my back (buldged L5S1 disk, pinching my siatic nerve) at work 17 months ago. I worked right down the street from my house in a small town in central Illinois. I have had surgery, 4 pain injections and 4 months of pysical therapy. I have been recieving TTD benifits for the last 17 months. I was told by workmans comp to start school while I was just sitting around. I was a tool, and die maker/CNC programmer, so i started school in Jan of 07 in Computer Aided Drafting. I am half way through my first semester now. I also found a job right down the street as an internship in Engineering and started a week ago part time while I'm going to school. My attorney said that it was a good idea and had it okayed by workmans comp. Today I recieved a phone call from my attorney saying that I needed to quit my job and school now becuse workmans comp is setting me up with job placement. Is this possible they can do this to me? Can they make me drive long distances for work also? Like I said, I live in corn country and worked right down the street. If I have to drive far i loose money in gas. Do they have to compensate me for the mileage? If it costs me 100.00 in gas a week to drive to work, I'm loosing money.

Asked By: Jim - 3/20/2007
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Yes they can as they are paying your workmen's comp claim for 17 months.
Answered By: Akbar B - 3/20/2007
Additional Answers (2)
Yes
Answered By: cabridog - 3/20/2007
 
yep..
Answered By: cork - 3/20/2007
 
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