Springfield Wage Benefits Attorneys

Workers' Compensation: Wage Benefits

You are entitled to workers' compensation benefits if you are injured or become disabled on the job. At Kanoski Bresney, we have a dedicated team of attorneys to help you recover workers' compensation benefits. The types of benefits we fight for include wage replacement, permanent impairment and disability benefits.

With office locations in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville, and Springfield, we are ready to serve injured workers throughout central Illinois.

Kanoski Bresney has been fighting to protect the rights of injured workers for more than 35 years. Our attorneys have collected more than $100 million for injured workers.

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Wage replacement benefits that may be available to you include:

Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits: This benefit is available for the period of time an injured worker is receiving medical treatment and is either temporarily unable to return to work, or is placed on restricted light/modified duties. TTD benefits are paid at two-thirds of an injured worker's average weekly wage over the 52 weeks before the accident, excluding non-mandatory overtime, and are subject to certain minimum and maximum limits.

Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits: This benefit is available for the period of time an injured worker is subject to light or modified work restrictions and either working reduced hours or receiving a lower hourly wage. TPD benefits are two-thirds of the difference between a worker's current wages and their average weekly wage over the 52 weeks before the accident, excluding non-mandatory overtime and subject to certain minimum and maximum limits. These benefits may also be available for periods of time lost due to medical or therapy appointments that could not be scheduled around work hours.

Permanent impairment and disability benefits that may be available to you include:

Wage Differential Benefits: This benefit is available to injured workers at the conclusion of medical treatment who have permanent medical restrictions and are only able to find work at lower wages as a result of their injuries. Wage differential benefits are two-thirds of the difference between a worker's current wages and their average weekly wage over the 52 weeks before the accident, excluding non-mandatory overtime, and are subject to certain minimum and maximum limits. In certain cases, the benefit could be based on what the worker would be earning in their former job had they not been injured.

Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits: This benefit is available for workers who at the conclusion of medical treatment have a permanent partial impairment to an injured body part or their overall body function. The amount available for PPD benefits depends on a variety of factors, including which body part is injured, whether surgery was required, the degree of recovery and severity of the resulting physical impairment, and whether or not the employee is able to return to full duty. PPD benefits are paid at 60 percent of an injured worker's average weekly wage over the 52 weeks before the accident, excluding non-mandatory overtime and are subject to certain minimum and maximum limits.

Permanent total disability (PTD) benefits: This benefit is available to workers who have sustained a disability that makes them unable to return to gainful employment. It is also available to workers who have permanently lost use of both arms, legs, hands, feet or eyes; or lost use of one of each (e.g. one hand and one leg). PTD benefits are paid for life and equal approximately two-thirds percent of an employee's average weekly wage, excluding non-mandatory overtime, and are subject to certain minimum and maximum limits.

You may also be eligible to receive disfigurement benefits, vocational rehabilitation benefits and medical benefits. Our attorneys can help ensure that you receive the full wage and medical benefits you are entitled to receive by law.

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To speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney, contact Kanoski Bresney today at 217-280-4985 or contact us by email.