Schaumburg, Illinois Permanent Total Disability Attorneys
Disability and Workers' Compensation Benefits in Cook County and DuPage County
A severe on-the-job injury may lead to a lifetime disability, which can be devastating in many ways. If you are unable to work or care for your family, the financial impact may be severe. Such an injury may be eligible for Permanent Total Disability benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. These benefits can be hard to obtain, since insurance companies generally fight to avoid large payouts. At the Illinois workers’ compensation law firm of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we are experienced in handling cases involving Permanent Total Disability awards, and we have a long track record of successful outcomes.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits in Illinois
If you sustain a serious injury on-the-job, you may face a long road to recovery. For many, a full recovery may be unattainable. When a doctor determines that your injuries have improved to the greatest extent possible (“maximum medical improvement”), and you face permanent physical restrictions that will make it impossible to do your current job, you may qualify for Permanent Total Disability.
Permanent Total Disability pay-outs typically come in the form of weekly benefits but can also come in a large lump sum payment. There are many strategies insurance companies use to avoid making such large payments including:
- Accusing you of faking or exaggerating your injury;
- Accusing you of purposefully rejecting employment to justify your claim; and
- Delaying negotiations as long as possible to try and force you to take a lower settlement or a job.
Our attorneys have been handling workers’ compensation cases for over four decades, and we are familiar with all of the tactics insurance carriers use. We understand how challenging it can be to deal with a serious injury and also fight for the benefits you deserve. We will aggressively represent your interests and fight for a fair and efficient resolution to your case.
If you have sustained a permanent injury on the job, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your workers’ compensation rights. Our firm is located in Schaumburg, Illinois just west of Woodfield Mall, and we represent clients throughout the suburbs. We offer flexible scheduling for free consultation appointments. Also, we are available to make house calls if your injuries prevent you from traveling. There is no charge for attorneys’ fees until we secure the financial recovery you deserve.