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Des Plaines Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Des Plaines work injury attorney

Workers' Compensation Attorney Serving Des Plaines

Accidents in the workplace and work-related injuries can affect workers in any industry. Those who experience these types of injuries may be concerned about how they will be able to receive the proper treatment and how they will make money if they are temporarily or permanently unable to work. Fortunately, workers' compensation benefits are available to employees in most situations. Whether an injury occurred because of an employer's negligence, because of a mistake made by an employee, or because of the actions of other parties, a person will be eligible to receive benefits that will ensure that they can make a full recovery and avoid financial difficulties.

If you have been injured while at work, Grauer & Kriegel, LLC can help you understand the types of workers' comp benefits you may be able to receive. We will assist you in filing a claim, and if necessary, we can help you respond to any issues that may affect your ability to receive the proper benefits. If your employer disputes your claim, refuses to provide you with benefits, or otherwise acts in a way that affects your ability to receive medical care or disability benefits, we will help you take the proper steps to address these issues.

Different Types of Workers' Comp Benefits

It is important to report a work-related injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible after an accident occurs or you become aware of the ways you have been affected. It is also important to receive prompt medical care, and by informing medical providers that your injury is work-related, this will ensure that your employer will be billed for the care provided. Workers' compensation will cover all costs related to medical treatment, and in addition to any immediate care that is necessary following an accident, you will be able to receive ongoing treatment to ensure that you will be able to return to work once you have recovered.

You will also qualify for disability benefits that will provide you with payments to address the income lost due to your injury or illness. Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits may be available if you are completely unable to work during your recovery, and they will provide you with two thirds of the wages you earned prior to your injury. Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits will be available if you will be able to work part-time while recovering or experience a reduction in pay. These wage differential benefits will address the reduction in pay you have experienced during your recovery. Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits may be available if you have suffered permanent harm to one or more parts of your body, and they will usually provide you with pay for a certain number of weeks based on the body part(s) affected. If you will be completely unable to work due to your injuries, permanent total disability (PTD) benefits may be paid to you for the remainder of your lifetime.

Workers' compensation may also pay for vocational rehabilitation, which will consist of training that will allow you to find future employment that will fit within any limitations that you experience due to your injuries. If your family member was killed in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to death benefits.

Help With Different Types of Workplace Injuries in Des Plaines, IL

Our firm understands the difficulties that you may face if you have been injured at work, and we are dedicated to helping you receive benefits that will allow you to make a full recovery while providing for your family's financial needs. We can assist with:

Contact Our Des Plaines, Illinois Workers' Comp Claim Lawyers

To schedule a free consultation and get help with your workers' compensation claim, contact our office at 847-240-9010. We will discuss your case, answer any questions that you have, and help you understand the best steps that will ensure that you can receive the proper benefits. No attorney's fees will be collected until we obtain compensation on your behalf.

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