Accidents happen each and every day. Fortunately, those people who suffer a workplace injury will likely qualify for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits provide assistance with medical bills and lost wages after a work-related accident. The amount of compensation you receive in Illinois will likely be partially determined by a doctor's determination of the type of disability you have suffered.
If a doctor determines that you are not able to return to work in any capacity, you could be awarded permanent total disability. If an injury results in the loss of two limbs, you will likely be awarded permanent total disability regardless of your ability to return to work. On the other hand, a doctor could determine that you are able to return to work in some form, though not in the same position, possibly resulting in an award of permanent partial disability.
Unfortunately, some doctors are used frequently by insurance companies, resulting in decisions that actually favor the insurance companies. In a situation such as this, the attorneys at Hannigan & Botha, Ltd. can help you fight for the benefits that you seek. Additionally, we can help make sure that many of the smaller, often overlooked details required by insurance companies are provided to help prevent your claim from being dismissed on a technicality.
A person continues to suffer from a workplace injury in Illinois likely wants to get on with his or her life. This is often difficult for those who are no longer capable of returning to their original position, if any position at all, or who may require additional training to return to the workplace. For more information on how we can help you get your life back on track after a workplace accident, please see our page dedicated to work-related disability.