Lost Wages

Grayslake, IL Lost Wages Attorneys

Skilled Workers' Compensation Lost Wages Lawyers in Lake County and McHenry County

Lake County Lost Wages LawyersIf you suffer an illness or injury on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits, regardless of who is at fault for the injury. Compensation may include expenses for medical care, rehabilitation, wage benefits, and in extreme cases involving fatalities, death benefits. Compensation claims for lost wages can be difficult to pursue, however. Insurers typically employ tactics such as delaying payments, underpaying workers, and denying claims altogether. To ensure you receive the just compensation you deserve, it is important to work with skilled legal counsel.

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we have extensive experience handling all types of workplace injury claims for clients throughout Northern Illinois. Our attorneys worked previously defending workers' comp claims for some of the largest employers in the nation. We have an in-depth knowledge of the playbook used by insurance companies to delay and deny valid claims, and we put our experience to work to effectively counter their tactics and put our clients in the best possible position for a favorable outcome. We also handle all workers' compensation cases on a contingency basis, so you never have to pay upfront attorneys' fees to receive the skilled representation you deserve.

Lost Wages Claims in Illinois

Wage benefits are available on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on the category of disability you fall under. The four general categories include:

Temporary Partial Disability (TPD): This benefit is available temporarily for workers that have work restrictions or reduced hours which result in a lower wage than they were previously receiving. TPD benefits amount to two-thirds of the difference between the average weekly wage for the 52 weeks prior to the illness or injury, and what they are currently receiving (subject to certain minimum and maximum limitations). Benefits expire when the worker is physically able to perform all work duties or return to full hours.

Temporary Total Disability (TTD): This benefit is available to workers who are totally disabled and unable to perform any work for a temporary period of time, such as while receiving medical treatment or during rehabilitation. TTD benefits amount to two-thirds of the worker's average weekly wage for the 52 weeks before the illness or injury (subject to certain minimum and maximum limitations).

Permanent Partial Disability (PPD): This benefit is available to workers who have a partial disability that permanently restricts their ability to perform their work or permanently necessitates a reduction of hours. Permanent loss of use of one body part automatically qualifies a worker for PPD status. Benefits paid are dependent on several factors, such as which body part is injured, whether surgery was required, how much work can be performed, etc., and they are subject to certain minimum and maximum limitations.

Permanent Total Disability (PTD): This benefit is available to workers that have suffered from a work-related illness or injury and are unable to ever return to gainful employment. Permanent loss of use of two or more body parts automatically qualifies a worker for PTD status. Those who qualify receive a lifetime benefit of two-thirds of their average weekly wage (subject to certain minimum and maximum limitations).

Contact Our Workers' Compensation Lawyers

If a third party is responsible for a work-related illness or injury, compensation for lost wages may also be available by pursuing a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Workers' compensation and third party liability cases can become quite complex, however, because we must prove that the other party was at fault for the incident. At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we have in-depth experience with all types of workers' comp cases, and we explore every potential legal avenue to secure full compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, contact our office today at 847-854-8700 (Lake in the Hills) or 847-752-8537 (Grayslake) for a free consultation.

Owens & Laughlin LLC assists clients with lost wages claims in Lake County, McHenry County, Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Rockford County, and the surrounding Illinois communities.

Back to Top