Permanent Disability Benefits
If a worker in Chicago sustains a serious injury, they should be entitled to some form of permanent disability benefits through workers’ compensation insurance. However, if you or a loved one have been injured at work and are having trouble sustaining the compensation you deserve, let Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP help. Our Chicago permanent disability benefits attorneys will work to secure any conversation you are entitled to.Why Choose Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP?
For injury claims that require permanent disability benefits, you need an attorney with extensive workers’ comp experience. Let our Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys at Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP help you today.
- We focus only on personal injury law, and our attorneys have a combined 100 years of legal experience helping clients secure the compensation they are entitled to.
- We have a reputation for success and have successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars for clients through verdicts or settlements.
- We take Chicago permanent disability workers’ compensation claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that injury victims pay no legal fees until we secure the compensation they deserve.
In the event a workers’ compensation claim is delayed or denied, or if you think you are receiving much less compensation than you should be, an attorney is going to be necessary. A Chicago permanent disability attorney will be able to:
- Obtain all evidence related to the injury
- Work with trusted medical professionals to fully assess a worker’s injuries
- Negotiation with all parties involved to obtain a fair settlement
- Help an injured worker through the appeals process
If a workplace injury has caused a worker to lose the use or partial use of a part of their body (arm, leg, eye, ear, etc.), or if an injured worker has lost partial use of their body as a whole and can no longer perform the same functions they could before the injury, they have the right to permanent disability benefits.
After you have reached what doctors consider to be maximum medical improvement (MMI), the point at which doctors do not expect you to improve beyond your recovery so far, your employer and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission will begin the process of assessing permanent disability benefits. There are four basic types of permanent disability benefits, including:
- Wage differential. If your injuries force you to take a lower-paying job, this will pay two-thirds of the difference between the amount you earn at a new job in the amount you previously earned at a higher paying job.
- Scheduled injury. Depending on the body part that is permanently injured, you may be able to collect weekly disability payments for 60% of your average weekly wage for a specific number of weeks allotted to that body part.
- Percentage of loss of a person as a whole. For instances in which your injuries caused permanent limitations to the use of your body, you may be able to recover 60% of your average weekly wage for up a specific amount of week based on the severity of your disability.
- Disfigurement. If you have suffered a serious or permanent change to your appearance (for certain parts of your body), you may be entitled up to 162 weeks of 60% of your average weekly wage.
If you or somebody you love has sustained a serious injury on the job, you may be entitled to various permanent disability benefits. At Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP, we pledge to investigate your case in order to secure maximum compensation. In these cases, coverage can include:
- Payment of all medical bills related to the injuries
- Coverage of lost wages while a victim recovers
- Disability coverage based on certain body parts affected
- Long-term disability coverage
- Additional coverage for injuries that cause disfigurement
When you need a Chicago permanent disability benefits attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (312) 781-1977.