Here For You When You Can’t Work
If your injuries have left you incapable of working, you may be considered to have a permanent or total disability, which means that you need additional benefits that are greater and will last longer than ordinary workers’ compensation benefits. In order to receive permanent and total disability benefits, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer about your rights. At Galanti, Patti, & Winterscheidt, P.C., we understand the pain and stress that accompany such a catastrophic injury and provide the compassionate, personalized legal service you deserve.
Understand Your Options
There are different instances in which worker injuries may qualify for disability payments in Illinois. These include:
- Statutory permanent disability: A loss of both hands, both arms, both feet, both legs or both eyes, or the complete and permanent loss of the use of those body parts would be considered a statutory permanent and total disability.
- Medical permanent and total disability: If a doctor states that you have permanent restrictions to your movement due to severe neck, back or leg problems, you may be unable to perform the activities of your job and may be considered to have a medical disability. A doctor may also recognize that doing any sort of job will put you at risk of greater injury.
- Odd-lot permanent and total disability: If you have permanent medical restrictions after being released by a doctor, you may be asked to go through vocational rehabilitation. If you complete this rehabilitation, and it is determined that no stable job market exists for you, you may be protected under odd-lot permanent and total disability benefits.
Learn More About Disability Benefits
Contact us to learn more information about permanent and total disability benefits in Illinois. Schedule a free initial consultation at our office in East Alton and let our lawyers help you recover the benefits that you deserve. Call us today at 618-216-6882.