Long-Term and Permanent Injuries
Helping injured workers get the benefits they deserve
Many people who are injured at the workplace are able to eventually make a complete recovery and return to work. But some are left with permanent injuries, and are unable to work as they had before. In the state of Illinois, these workers are entitled to benefits. The experienced workers' compensation attorneys at Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP can help injured workers with the claim.
If your on-the-job injury or illness has left you permanently unable to work, you may be eligible to receive permanent total disability benefits. (You are considered permanently disabled if you lost two body parts in a workplace accident.) This entitles you to a lifetime weekly benefit equal to two-thirds of your average weekly wage. This benefit can't exceed the maximum of 133 1/3% of the state average weekly wage at the time you were injured.