A serious workplace accident can change your life in an instant. If the injuries you have suffered are permanent, you may never be able to resume your old job or find new work. An experienced Chicago permanent disability attorney can help you get the lifelong benefits you deserve as you try to put a new life together.
At the Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, we are dedicated to helping injured workers get the help they need after a workplace accident. There are plenty of options out there, and we have the experience and resources to help you get access to the benefits you deserve.
Get Lifelong Benefits For Your Permanent Injury
Whether you have suffered a permanent partial disability or a permanent total disability, our lawyers will make sure you are adequately compensated. We will be there for you throughout the process, making sure you get access to medical care and permanent disability benefits for your lost wages and other expenses:
- Permanent partial disability: If you can no longer perform the functions of your old job due to complete or partial loss of a body part or its functionality, you are entitled to PPD benefits. There are four different types of PPD benefits available and each case is evaluated on an individual basis. We will prepare you for these proceedings.
- Permanent total disability: The complete loss of both parts of a given pair of body parts, such as hands, feet and eyes, or the complete inability to sustain steady work could result in PTD benefits. They will pay out two thirds of your average weekly wage for the rest of your life including cost of living adjustments.
If your condition changes within thirty to sixty months after your initial award is finalized, either party can ask for an adjustment.
Helping Injured Workers Through Vocational Rehabilitation
After suffering a permanent disability in a workplace accident, many people cannot return to do the same job. However, many people want to continue to work if possible. You are entitled to vocational rehabilitation benefits, which include maintenance benefits and the cost of the given program you decide to enter, including:
- Job search counseling
- Vocational retraining
- Continuing education
Move Forward With Benefits After Your Permanent Injury
You do not have to go through this difficult time alone. With almost three decades of experience, our firm is ready to help. Located in Chicago, we help permanently injured workers across Illinois obtain fair benefits. Call 312-445-9034 or contact us online today for a free initial consultation.