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Temporary Total Disability

TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY OR TTD BENEFITS

When you are injured in a work-related accident and are unable to work, you should receive Temporary Total Disability benefits ("TTD benefits," for short.) Your TTD benefits are equal to two-thirds of your Average Weekly Wage. In Workers' Compensation, Average Weekly Wage is equal to your hourly pay rate times 40. If you are having trouble getting an insurance company to pay you TTD benefits, call Balke & Williams immediately.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM NOT RECEIVING TTD BENEFITS?

Insurance companies use a number of tactics to avoid paying an injured employee TTD benefits. If you have been hurt in a workplace accident, see a doctor immediately. Under Illinois Law, you are free to see a doctor of your choice. When you see a doctor, get a note stating that you cannot perform your normal job duties.

INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS or IMEs

When an insurance company is trying to force an employee back to work before that employee is fully healed, they will typically have the employee visit a doctor who is working for the insurance company. If an insurance company is sending you to their doctor, do not hesitate contact an experienced attorney so that you can protect your rights.

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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