Are you an Illinois resident who has been injured on the job? If you have sustained personal injuries in a work accident, you may be entitled to disability compensation.
There are several different types of disability, depending on how badly you are injured and whether you can work at all or not. The four types are:
- Permanent total disability. If your disability is permanent and you cannot work again, you may qualify for permanent total disability. Compensation is 2/3 of your average weekly wages, for the rest of your life.
- Temporary total disability. If you cannot work, but you will recover eventually, you may qualify for temporary total disability. Your compensation for lost wages will be 2/3 of your average weekly wages, based on your total income for all of the jobs you hold.
- Permanent partial disability. If your injury is permanent, and you can work, but not as many hours as you could before your injury, you may quality for permanent partial disability. Compensation will vary depending on your circumstances.
- Temporary partial disability. If you are temporarily disabled and are working fewer hours or for reduced pay, you may qualify for temporary partial disability. You will receive 2/3 of the difference between what you made before your injury and what you are making now.
Disability benefits can be confusing to navigate. Let us help. If you've been injured, McCready, Garcia & Leet can help you apply for the right benefits, as well as workers' compensation, civil suits, and other legal help for your injury. You don't have to suffer alone. Call us at (773) 779-9885 for a free consultation today.