1.) If you have concurrent employment, you get to count both incomes. Why keep it a secret? ALL of your WC benefits are based on your income. If you have no attorney, you are making a VERY big mistake. For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. So, you have fewer headaches AND you get more money. It really is a no-brainer.
2.) If you are just visiting, there is no effect on anything. if you receive $, it should be deducted from your TTD.
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That's a great thing to discuss with the lawyer you have.
It's not something you'll know about until trial in most cases, although the attorney or adjuster may let your attorney know.
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I agree with mr Hoffman. This is a question for your atty since they are the ones that will be dealing with it
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I would be shocked if you haven't been surveilled. It is absurdly common here. Here is the funny part, the Company's lawyer probably doesn't even know it's going. They'll give him the DVD later. Doesn't sound like they have you outside of your restrictions but what you call "Workers Comp." Illinois law calls Temporary Total Disability. That means if you're working for pay, you're cheating and you're at least semi-caught. Talk to your lawyer and assume you're still surveilled.
If your not receiving pay for what you're doing, and not exceeding your restrictions, if you have them. You could actually be considered a volunteer. It may not affect your case at all. Ask your lawyer.
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