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McHenry County, Illinois, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Lawyers

At Balke & Williams, we offer a wide range of services involving personal injury and workers' compensation. Our practice is limited to these areas so we are able to provide the most highly qualified, intelligent, and cutting-edge representation possible to clients in our community. When you or someone you love suffers, please contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation regarding your case or claim.

Workers' compensation : Our worker's compensation practice focuses on the rights of individuals and families who have suffered because of a work related accident. We are experienced in claims involving construction site accidents, factory accidents and repetitive stress disorder. We will collect all necessary evidence for your case, file your claim and take every necessary legal action to ensure that you receive just compensation.

  • Wage differential: If you have sustained an injury that does not allow you to go back to work and forces you to obtain other employment at a lower pay, you may be due wage differential benefits. Wage differential claims can be difficult to prove. We have successfully handled wage differential cases to ensure our clients collect the benefits they are entitled to for life.
  • Temporary Total Disability: Temporary total disability benefits equal two-thirds of your average weekly wage. You can receive these benefits if a doctor is holding you off work. It is important to get a note from your doctor indicating that you will be held off work to show your insurance company that you should be receiving TTD.
  • Permanent Total Disability: If you have sustained an injury that does not allow you to work at all, you may be due Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits. Permanent Total Disability is hard to prove. Our attorneys have extensive experience in PTD cases and will collect necessary evidence to effectively assert your rights.
  • Workers compensation death benefits: We also offer advocacy in the complex area of workers' compensation death benefits. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, contact our firm as soon as possible to effectively assert your rights to workers' compensation death benefits.

Personal injury : We have extensive experience in personal injury claims and have represented clients in a number of high profile cases throughout the Chicago area. Our personal injury practice focuses on maximizing compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, future care needs, lost wages and any additional losses you have incurred.

  • Vehicle Accidents: We offer strategic advocacy in motor vehicle accidents including trucking accidents, car accidents and motorcycle accidents.
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists: When you get into a vehicle accident with someone who is not insured, it may seem like there is no one to recover from. However, if you purchased uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits in your insurance policy, you may have a claim against your own insurance company. If you think you might have an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim, contact an attorney immediately because you are now at odds with your own insurance carrier and you don't want to unwittingly hurt your case.
  • Dog Bite Cases: Dog bite injuries can result in scarring, disfigurement, emotional disorders, loss of limb, permanent disability or wrongful death. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in an animal attack, contact us for an immediate consultation or case evaluation.
  • Maritime Law (Boating Accidents): Our attorneys have experience in maritime or shipwreck cases and can effectively assert your rights if you or someone you love has been injured in a boating or ship accident.

Contact Balke & Williams for a free consultation with an experienced McHenry County and Chicago, Illinois, personal injury lawyer. We take all our cases on a contingency basis and will aggressively assert your rights to benefits and compensation.

Call our Crystal Lake Office at (815) 585-4080 or our Chicago office at (312) 986-8063 to discuss your workers' compensation or personal injury case.

Our Office Locations

Chicago Office
542 S. Dearborn
Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 879-9536
Fax: (312) 986-8072
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Crystal Lake Office
330 W. Terra Cotta Avenue
Suite B
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Phone: (815) 585-4080
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Warrenville Office
4320 Winfield Road
Suite 200
Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone: (312) 879-9536
Fax: (312) 986-8072
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Balke & Williams, are located in Crystal Lake and Chicago and serve clients throughout McHenry County, Lake County and Cook County, including Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Waukegan, Grayslake, Arlington Heights and Highland Park, Illinois.

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