Schaumburg, Illinois Wage Differential Claims Lawyers
Attorneys for Workers' Compensation Claims in Cook and DuPage Counties
When you are seriously injured in a workplace accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. One of those benefits may be a wage differential benefit. This benefit is available if following your accident a physician issues permanent physical restrictions that prevent you from returning to your previous job position. When you are forced to accept a lower paying position, you are entitled to partial compensation for the difference between your current and prior wages.
Obtaining wage differential benefits can be an uphill battle, however, as insurance companies often deny these claims. At the workers’ compensation law firm of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we are highly experienced in handling wage differential claims. We know how to present a compelling case for our clients’ rights at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Wage Differential Claims in Illinois
When a workplace injury results in physical limitations, there can be several different results. Sometimes your current employer will be able to offer you a job that accommodates your restrictions but pays less. This may be called “light duty.” Other times you may have to leave your job and get another, lower-paying position elsewhere. In both of these cases, you may be eligible for the wage differential benefit through your worker's compensation claim. This benefit is equal to 2/3's of the difference in your wages. Our attorneys can guide you through these calculations and will aggressively represent you at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
If you have been injured on the job and forced to take a pay cut, contact us at 847-240-9010 and schedule a free consultation to learn more about the wage differential benefit you may be entitled to and how we can assist you in asserting your rights. We are located in Schaumburg, Illinois just west of Woodfield Mall, and we represent clients throughout the northwest Illinois suburbs including Cook County and DuPage County.
There is no risk in pursuing the full workers’ compensation benefits you deserve as we only charge attorneys' fees after we secure your financial recovery.