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Peoria Workers' Compensation Wage Benefits Attorney

Quincy workers' comp disability benefits attorneys

Lawyers for Temporary or Permanent Disability Benefits in Peoria County, Sangamon County, and McLean County

A work injury can impact a person's life in a variety of ways, and in addition to requiring costly medical treatment, an injury victim may be unable to return to work while recovering, or their ability to earn an income in the future may be affected. Fortunately, workers' compensation provides wage benefits that address temporary and permanent disabilities, and injured workers can be repaid for wages they have lost and receive compensation that addresses any impairment to their future income-earning ability.

If you have suffered a work injury that has resulted in the loss of income, the attorneys of Kanoski Bresney can help you receive wage benefits. With more than 40 years of legal experience and over $100 million recovered on behalf of work injury victims, we can provide the legal help you need as you file your workers' compensation claim. We will help you demonstrate that your injury was work-related, and we will work to ensure that you have the financial resources you need as you recover from your injuries.

Types of Workers' Comp Disability Benefits

If a worker misses at least four days of work due to a work-related injury or illness, they can receive disability benefits that address their loss of income. There are four categories of wage benefits:

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) - If a person is completely unable to return to work while recovering from an injury, they can receive benefits that pay two-thirds of their average weekly wage until they have recovered to the point where they can resume their previous position.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) - A worker may be able to work while recovering from their injuries, but they may be restricted to part-time work, or their inability to perform certain duties may require them to work in a position that earns a lower wage. In these cases, disability benefits will pay two-thirds of the difference between their current income and the average weekly wage they earned prior to their injury.
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) - An injury may result in permanent impairment to parts of a person's body, or it may lead to a reduced function of the body as a whole. Depending on the body parts that were affected, the loss of function resulting from the injury, and the types of work a person will be able to perform in the future, different types of PPD benefits may be available. In some cases, wage differential benefits will pay two-thirds of the difference between a person's current income and the average weekly wage they earned before they were injured. In other situations, benefits will pay 60% of a person's average weekly wages for a certain number of weeks.
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) - If injuries are severe enough that a worker cannot return to work at all, they can receive permanent disability benefits for the rest of their lifetime. These benefits will pay two-thirds of the person's average weekly wage, although they are subject to minimum and maximum limits.

Contact a Champaign Workers' Comp Wage Benefits Lawyer

If your ability to work and earn an income has been affected by a workplace injury, our attorneys can help you receive disability benefits. We can also make sure your workers' compensation claim addresses other types of benefits, including coverage for medical treatment and vocational rehabilitation, and we can work with you to determine whether you can pursue additional compensation through third-party claims. Contact us by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to schedule your complimentary consultation today. We provide respect, response, and results to clients in the state of Illinois, including Macon County, McLean County, Springfield, Peoria, Adams County, Schuyler County, Pekin, Champaign, Sangamon County, Quincy, Tazewell County, Peoria County, Macomb, Bloomington, Rushville, McDonough County, Champaign County, and Decatur.

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