Permanent Disability

Kane County Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Aggressive Advocates for Permanently Injured Workers in Illinois

In addition to medical and wage benefits, an Illinois worker injured in the course of his or her employment is entitled to compensation for the permanent consequences of the injury. This is what many people call a final settlement. Depending on the circumstances, this compensation can take several forms. These include compensation for the partial or complete loss of use of a specific body part or person as a whole, or compensation for disfigurement, reduced earnings, total incapacity to work or death.

Which form of compensation is available to you or is best for you depends on the location and nature of the injury and the impact of the injury on your ability to work. If the injury prevents you from returning to your regular job, you are entitled to vocational rehabilitation services to help you find a new job. This may involve retraining or job placement, depending on your particular circumstances. The employer must continue to pay benefits until you are placed in a new position.

A detailed description of permanent disability compensation can be found in the Illinois Handbook for Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases.

The rules that govern compensation for permanent disability are technical and complex. Substantial experience in the field of workers’ compensation is necessary to understand case values and to ensure a full and complete recovery. Insurance companies have experienced lawyers protecting them. You need one to protect you.

Work place injuries can turn lives upside down. The limited wage payments received during recovery usually put families behind financially. The frequent delays and interruptions in benefits cause even greater financial and emotional stress. These circumstances make full and timely receipt of permanent disability compensation especially important.

At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., we understand your right to full and fair compensation after medical bills and wage loss have been paid. We dedicate much of our practice to helping injured people get back on their feet and rebuild their lives. Making sure that full compensation is received for the damage done is an important part of that rebuilding process. You are entitled to the dignity and security that compensation provides. It would be our privilege to stand and fight for you.

Call the lawyers at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. today for a free consultation regarding your workers’ compensation case. Our number is 630-907-0909. From our offices in Aurora, IL, we help people with workers’ compensation cases throughout Northern Illinois, including Chicago, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Oswego, Sugar Grove, Kane County, Kendall County, DeKalb County, LaSalle County, and Will County.

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