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Plainfield Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Will County workers' comp attorney

Kendall County Personal Injury Attorney for Permanent and Temporary Disability Benefits

If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits under Illinois law. However, disagreements between you, your employer, and their insurer as to the extent of the injury and who is responsible can make it difficult to collect those benefits. A lawyer is essential for helping you get what you deserve. Attorney Daniel Flaherty believes injured workers should be focused on getting better, not on mounting medical bills and the other hardships that occur following a workplace accident or illness.

Chicago Area Lawyer Helps Collect Workers’ Compensation

Daniel Flaherty has years of experience helping his clients recover millions of dollars from injury accidents. He serves clients throughout Will County and the surrounding communities, making sure workers get what they need to get back on their feet and back to work as soon as possible.

When workplace accidents or illnesses occur, an employee is entitled to compensation for reduction of earning capacity, medical bills, rehabilitation costs, loss of limbs, and more. In the tragic case of workplace death, the deceased employee's surviving dependents are similarly entitled to compensation and benefits, including funeral expenses.

Under Illinois law, regardless of who was at fault, if you have been injured or suffered an illness at your workplace or job, you are potentially entitled to:

  1. Payment for the costs of medical treatment
  2. Vocational rehabilitation to help you get back to work
  3. Disability benefits. Depending on the level of disability, an employee may be able to receive:
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) - When an injured employee is permanently unable to return to their previous job, they are entitled to lifetime disability benefits.
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) - When an employee is permanently impaired by an injury that hinders their ability to perform their job (example: losing a finger or hearing loss), the employee is typically entitled to an award for the injured body part and the percentage of impairment.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) - When an injured employee is temporarily and partially disabled, they are usually entitled to benefits while they recover that make up a portion of the difference between what they are currently able to earn and what they earned before they were injured.
  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) - When an injured employee cannot work at all while they are temporarily disabled, they are entitled to receive two-thirds of their average weekly pay until they can return to work.

Helping Injured Workers in Plainfield, Joliet, and Bolingbrook

Not all workplace injuries or illnesses are immediately apparent, and they can take months or years to surface. Some common workplace injuries that may occur over time include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Lung disease
  • Repetitive stress injuries

Workers’ compensation claims, particularly for injuries which occurred over a period of time, can be tricky. Employers and insurers may try to blame outside causes or minimize the injury in order to avoid paying benefits and making accommodations. An experienced attorney who knows how to counter these claims is critical to a successful outcome.

Contact a Will County Workplace Injury Lawyer

Contact a Plainfield workers' compensation attorney for your free consultation and to begin rebuilding your life and career. We will investigate your case, review all of your options, and help you decide the best way to move forward. We offer evening and weekend hours by appointment, and if you are unable to come to us, we will come to you. Call our office at 815-577-7500. We serve clients in Will County, including Plainfield, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Aurora, Naperville, Romeoville, Woodridge, Crest Hill, Lockport, and throughout the entire Chicago area.

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