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a period of four weeks from the day of the injury, then compensation shall commence on the day after the injury. (c) For any serious and permanent disfigurement to the hand, head or face, the employee shall be entitled to compensation for such disfigurement, the amount fixed by agreement or by arbitration in accordance with the provisions of this Act, which amount shall not exceed one-quarter of the amount of the compensation which would have been payable as a death benefit under paragraph (a), section 7, if the employee had died as a result of the injury at the time thereof, leaving heirs surviving, as provided in said paragraph (a), section 7: Provided, that no compensation shall be payable under this paragraph where compensation is payable under paragraph (d), (e) or (f) of this section: And, provided further, that when the disfigurement is to the hand, head or face as a result of any injury, for which injury compensation is no: payable under paragraph (d), (e) or (f) of this section, compensation for such disfigurement may be had under this paragraph. (d) If, after the injury has been sustained, the employee as a result thereof becomes partially incapacitated from pursuing his usual and customary line of employment, he shall, except in the cases covered by the specific schedule set forth in paragraph (e) of this section, receive compensation, subject to the limitations as to time and maximum amounts fixed in paragraphs (b) and (h) of this section, equal to fifty percentum of the difference between the average amount which he earned before the accident, and the average amount which he is earning or is able to earn in some suitable employment or business after the accident. (e) For injuries in the following schedule, the employee shall receive in addition to compensation during the period of temporary total incapacity for work resulting from such injury, in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, compensation, for a further period, subject to the limitations as to time and amounts fixed in paragraphs (b) and (h) of this section, for the specific loss herein mentioned, as follows, but shall not receive any compensation for such injuries under any other provisions of this Act. 1. For the loss of a thumb, or the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during sixty weeks; 2. For the loss of a first finger, commonly called the index finger, or the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during thirty-five weeks; 3. For the loss of a second finger, or the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during thirty weeks; 4. For the loss of a third finger, or the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during twenty weeks; 5. For the loss of a fourth finger, commonly called the little finger, or the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during fifteen weeks;

6. The loss of the first phalange of the thumb, or of any finger shall be considered to be equal to the loss of one-half of such thumb or finger and compensation shall be one-half the amounts above specified; 7. The loss of more than one phalange shall be considered as the loss of the entire finger or thumb; provided, however, that in no case shall the amount received for more than one singer exceed the amount provided in this schedule for the loss of a hand; S. For the loss of a great toe, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during thirty weeks; 9. For the loss of one toe other than the great toe, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during ten weeks, and for the additional loss of one or more toes other than the great toe, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during an additional ten weeks; 10. The loss of the first phalange of any toe shall be considered to be the equal to the loss of one-half of such toe, and compensation shall be one-half of the amount above specified; 11. The loss of more than one phalange shall be considered as the loss of the entire toe; 12. For the loss of a hand, or the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during one hundred and fifty weeks; 13. For the loss of an arm or the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during two hundred weeks; 14. For the loss of a foot, or the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during one hundred and twenty-five weeks; 15. For the loss of a leg, or the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during one hundred and seventy-five weeks; 16. For the loss of the sight of an eye or for the permanent and complete loss of its use, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during one hundred weeks; 17. For the permanent partial loss of use of a member or sight of an eye, fifty percentum of the average weekly wage during that portion of the number of weeks in the foregoing schedule provided for the loss of such member or sight of an eye which the partial loss of use thereof bears to the total loss of use of such member or sight of eye. 18. The loss of both hands, or both arms, or both feet, or both legs, or both eyes, or of any two thereof, or the permanent and complete loss of use thereof, shall constitute total and permanent disability, to be compensated according to the compensation fixed by paragraph (f) of this section: Provided, that these specific cases of total and permanent disability shall not be construed as excluding other cases. (f) In case of complete disability, which renders the employee wholly and permanently incapable of work, compensation equal to fifty percentum of his earnings, but not less than $7.00 nor more than $12.00 per week, commencing on the day after the injury, and continuing until the amount paid equals the amount which would have been payable as a death benefit under paragraph (a), section i, if the employee had died as a result of the injury at the time thereof, leaving heirs surviving as provided in said paragraph (a), section 7, and thereafter a pension during life annually equal to 8 per cent of the amount which would have been payable as a death benefit under paragraph (a), section 7, if the employee had died as a result of the injury at the time thereof, leaving heirs surviving, as provided in said paragraph (a), section 7. Such pension shall not be less than $10.00 per month and shall be payable monthly. (g) In case death occurs as a result of the injury before the total of the payments made equals the amount payable as a death benefit, then in case the employee leaves any widow, child, or children, parents, grandparents or other lineal heirs, entitled to compensation under section 7, the difference between the compensation for death and the sum of the payments made to the employee shall be paid, at the option of the employer, either to the personal representative or to the beneficiaries of the deceased employee, and distributed, as provided in paragraph (f) of section 7, but in no case shall the amount payable under this paragraph be less than $500.00. (h) In no event shall the compensation to be paid exceed fifty percentum of the average weekly wage or exceed $12.00 per week in amount; nor, except in case of complete disability, as defined above, shall any payments extend over a period of more than eight years from the date of the accident. In case an injured employee shall be incompetent at the time when any right or privilege accrues to him under the provisions of this Act a conservator or guardian may be appointed. pursuant to law, and may, on behalf of such incompetent, claim and exercise any such right or privilege with the same force and effect as if the employee himself had been competent and had claimed or exercised said right or privilege; and no limitations of time by this Act provided shall run so long as said incompetent employee is without a conservator or a guardian. (i) All compensation provided for in paragraphs (b), (c), (d). (e), and (f) of this section, other than cases of pension for life, shall be paid in installments at the same intervals at which the wages or carnings of the employee were paid at the time of the injury, or if this shall not be feasible, then the installments shall be paid weekly. (j) 1. Wherever in this section there is a provision for fifty percentum, such percentum shall be increased five percentum for each child of the employee under 16 years of age at the time of the injury to the employee until such percentum shall reach a maximum of sixtyfive percentum. 2. Wherever in this section a weekly minimum of $7.00 is provided, such minimum shall be increased in the following cases to the following amounts: $8.00 in a case of any employee having one child under the age of 16 years at the time of the injury to the employee:

$9.00 in a case of an employee having two children under the age of 16 years at the time of the injury to the employee; $10.00 in a case of an employee having three or more children under the age of 16 years at the time of the injury to the employee. 3. Wherever in this section a weekly maximum of $12.00 is provided, such maximum shall be increased in the following cases to the following amounts: $13.00 in case of an employee with one child under the age of 16 years at the time of the injury to the employee; $14.00 in case of an employee with two children under the age of 16 years at the time of injury to the employee. $15.00 in case of an employee with three or more children under the age of 16 years at the time of injury to the employee. 4. The increases in the above percentum and the minimum and maximum amounts shall be paid only so long as the child upon which the increase is based remains under the age of 16 years. S 14. The salary of each of the members of the commission appointed by the Governor shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per year. The commission shall appoint a secretary and shall employ such assistants and clerical help as may be necessary. The salary of the arbitrators designated by the commission shall be at the rate of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) per year. The members of the commission and the arbitrators shall have reimbursed to them their actual traveling expenses and disbursements made or incurred by them in the discharge of their official duties while away from their places of residence in the performance of their duties. The commission shall provide itself with a seal for the authentication of its orders, awards, and proceedings, upon which shall be inscribed the name of the commission and the words “Illinois—Seal”. § 19. Any disputed question of law or fact shall be determined as herein provided. (a) It shall be the duty of the Industrial Commission upon notification that the parties have failed to reach an agreement, to designate an arbitrator: Provided, that if the compensation claimed is for a partial permanent or total permanent incapacity or for death, then the dispute may, at the election of either party, be determined by a committee of arbitration, which election for determination by a committee shall be made by petitioner filing with the commission his election in writing with his petition or by the other party filing with the commission his election in writing within five days of notice to him of the filing of the petition, and thereupon it shall be the duty of the Industrial Commission, upon either of the parties having filed their election for a committee of arbitration as above provided, to notify both parties to appoint their respective representatives on the committee of arbitration. The commission shall designate an arbitrator to act as chairman, and if either party fails to appoint its member on the committee within seven days after notification as above provided, the commission shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy and notify the parties to that effect.

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The party filing his election for a committee of arbitration shall with his election deposit with the commission the sum of twenty dollars, to be paid by the commission to the arbitrators selected by the parties as compensation for their services as arbitrators, and upon a failure to deposit as aforesaid, the election shall be void and the determination shall be by an arbitrator designated by the commission. The members of the committee of arbitration appointed by either of the parties or one appointed by the commission to fill a vacancy by reason of the failure of one of the parties to appoint, shall not be a member of the commission or an employee thereof. (b) The arbitrator or committee of arbitration shall make such inquiries and investigations as he or they deem necessary, and may examine and inspect all books, papers, records, places, or premises relating to the questions in dispute, and hear such proper evidence as the parties may submit. The hearings before the arbitrator or committee of arbitration shall be held in the vicinity where the injury occurred, after ten days' notice of the time and place of such hearing shall have been given to each of the parties or their attorneys of record. The decision of the arbitrator or committee of arbitration shall be filed with the Industrial Commission, which commission shall immediately send to each party or his attorney a copy of such decision, together with a notification of the time when it was filed, and unless a petition for a review is filed by either party within fifteen days after the receipt by said party of the copy of said decision and notification of time when filed, and unless such party petitioning for a review shall within twenty days after the receipt by him of the copy of said decision, file with the commission either an agreed statement of the facts appearing upon the hearing before the arbitrator or committee of arbitration, or if such party shall so elect, a correct stenographic report of the proceedings at such hearings, then the decision shall become the decision of the Industrial Commission and in the absence of fraud shall be conclusive: Provided, that such Industrial Commission may for sufficient cause shown grant further time, not exceeding thirty days, in which to petition for such review or to file such agreed statement or stenographic report. Such agreed statement of facts or correct stenographie report, as the case may be, shall be authenticated by the signatures of the parties or their attorneys and in the event they do not agree as to the correctness of the stenographic report it shall be authenticated by the signature of the arbitrator designated by the commission. (c) The Industrial Commission may appoint, at its own expense, a duly qualified, impartial physician to examine the injured employee and report to the commission. The fee for this service shall not exceed five dollars and traveling expenses, but the commission may allow additional reasonable amounts in extraordinary cases. The fees and the payment thereof of all attorneys and physicians for services authorized by the commission under this Act shall, upon request of either the employer or the employee or the beneficiary affected, be subject to the review and decision of the Industrial Commission.

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