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Permanent Total Disability

McHenry County, Illinois, Permanent Total Disability Attorneys

Suffering a serious injury that causes permanent disability can result in lost wages, an inability to care for your family, and can leave you in severe financial distress. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to collect Permanent Total Disability from your employers' workers' compensation insurance carrier. At Balke & Williams, we offer strategic legal advocacy focused on protecting the victims and families of tragic accidents that result in permanent disability.

Permanent disabilities can result in significant medical expenses, long-term care needs, and an inability to work. It is important to contact a law firm that can aggressively assert your rights and maximize your benefits and recovery.

What is Permanent Total Disability (PTD)?

Permanent Total Disability is a legal term that describes permanent restrictions determined by your doctor that render you unable to work in your current job. You may also have restrictions that limit you from performing your job duties or obtaining gainful employment in a similar capacity. We are experienced in PTD, workers' compensation injury and in non-workplace accident cases.

Protecting your rights against insurance companies

Insurance companies will aggressively challenge the Permanent Total Disability determinations made by a doctor and seek to limit a PTD pay-out because it is such a large lump sum. Once a doctor determines that you are at "maximum medical improvement," the insurance company may not continue to pay your medical expenses or temporary total disability benefits. They may accuse you of faking your disability or exaggerating your injury. They may also accuse you of rejecting gainful employment or simply delay paying you the benefits that you are due. Our attorneys understand the burdens and stresses you face and will aggressively assert your rights to recover Permanent Total Disability (PTD).

Insurance companies will tend to neglect cases as long as possible to delay payment or the resolution of your claim. Our attorneys will take aggressive and strategic action for the efficient and just resolution of your claim.

Strategic advocacy focused on your rights and benefits

When you suffer a serious accident or injury that has rendered you unable to work, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can aggressively assert your rights to recover just benefits for you and your family. Your attorney needs to articulate your needs and your case to the arbitrator as soon as possible. With our attorneys, you have more leverage to pursue your case and successfully recover PTD benefits.

Contact Balke & Williams for a free consultation with an experienced McHenry County, Illinois, 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 case and permanent total disability benefits.

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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