WORKERS' COMPENSATION ATTORNEY IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
An accident on the job can lead to many questions. Will you be paid while not working? For how long? Can you support your family during this critical time?
My vast expertise in workers’ compensation allows me to quickly evaluate your situation, answer your questions, and help you determine the best way to pursue financial compensation from your employer. Whether you aren’t sure where to start with your claim or you need help because your claim has been denied, I am here to assist.
TYPES OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS IN ILLINOIS
If your workplace injury is limiting your ability to work, money is probably one of the biggest concerns on your mind right now. Since every situation is different, the amount of money you can receive while injured depends on how severely you’re hurt. Medical bills are guaranteed to be taken care of by Illinois workers' compensation law and some injuries also ensure guaranteed benefits. Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits guarantees compensation for the permanency of your injury. Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits are paid when you're off from work or under light duty, but the employer cannot accommodate.
The 3 guaranteed benefits that every injured employee in the state of Illinois gets:
1. All Medical Bills are paid.
2. TTD benefits (paid while off from work or under light duty, but employer cannot accommodate).
3. PPD benefit (Compensation for permanency of injury).
Below is a breakdown of all key types of injuries that Illinois recognizes, as well as how each injury type is compensated.
PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY (PPD)
In Illinois, PPD benefits are awarded to workers who have lost a body part (completely or partially), lost function in a body part (completely or partially), or have partially lost function throughout their entire body.
Because these types of injuries vary from case to case, the amount of compensation you could be awarded will depend on your unique situation. You may be compensated for future lost wages and/or compensated for other expenses related to your injury.
TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY (TTD)
When a severe but temporary injury, such as a broken arm, prevents you from being able to work, you may be compensated for TTD until your injury has healed and you can return to your normal work routine. TTD benefits generally allow you to collect two-thirds of your average weekly paycheck.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
If you’ve been hurt at work, you have every right to seek compensation from your employer. That being said, obtaining benefits in Illinois can be complex, which is why you shouldn’t hesitate to seek guidance from an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Work with me and I’ll do everything I can to get you the benefits you and your family need.