Permanent and Total Disability

Lake in the Hills Permanent and Total Disability Attorneys

Skilled Workers' Compensation Lawyers in McHenry County and Northern Illinois

McHenry County Disability AttorneysSuffering a debilitating workplace injury can put an enormous physical, emotional, and financial strain on you and your household. Workers' compensation is available to cover medical expenses and lost wages while you are unable to perform work. There are cases, however, when your illness or injury leaves you permanently disabled and unable to ever return to your job. Unfortunately, employers and their insurers typically do everything possible to prevent permanent and total disability classification. For this reason, it is important to have skilled attorneys in your corner fighting for your right to full compensation.

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we have successfully pursued countless permanent and total disability claims for clients in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois. Our lawyers have several decades of combined experience working for both sides in workers' compensation cases. In the past, we have defended claims for some of the largest employers in the nation, and we have an in-depth knowledge of the tactics they use to delay and deny legitimate workers' comp claims. Drawing on our extensive experience, we aggressively counter the common tactics used by employers so our clients can receive the just compensation they deserve for their injuries.

Who Qualifies for Permanent and Total Disability (PTD)?

If a doctor determines that you are unable to ever return to your job, or make a living doing any other job, you are considered to be permanently disabled and can qualify for PTD status. You may also be statutorily qualified for permanent and total disability status if you suffer the permanent loss of use of any two body parts, regardless of your ability to return to work. The benefit for a worker that receives PTD status is two-thirds of his or her average weekly wage for life (subject to state minimum and maximum limitations).

Contact Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys

In most cases, insurance companies will challenge a PTD determination by claiming that the employee is faking or exaggerating the injury, that the employee has not made a good faith effort to secure gainful employment, or other similar assertions.

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we know the arguments the insurers are going to make, and we have effective counter-arguments prepared well in advance. If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury, contact our office today at 847-854-8700 or 847-752-8537 for a free consultation. We will sit down with you to thoroughly examine your case and determine the best path forward toward a favorable outcome. If we do take your case, it will be on a contingency basis, so you will not have to pay attorneys' fees unless we secure compensation for you.

From our offices in Grayslake and Lake in the Hills, we assist clients with permanent and total disability claims in Lake County, McHenry County, Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Rockford County, and the surrounding Illinois communities.

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