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Wage Differential

McHenry County, Illinois, Wage Differential Lawyers

Unfortunately, for many injured workers, the damages caused by an accident or injury will exceed the physical injuries and medical expenses. You may not be able to continue performing the same job that you had prior to the accident. You may be forced to taking a lower paying job because of your injury. At Balke & Williams, we are experienced in representing clients in wage differential cases to collect workers' compensation for injured workers who have suffered a pay cut after an accident.

When you suffer a pay cut or are unable to return to the same position after an accident, we will aggressively assert your rights to collect wage differential benefits. You are entitled to wage differential benefits if you have suffered additional lost wages after a work-related accident. Contact us for a free consultation.

Permanent restrictions and wage differential benefits

After you report your workplace injury, a doctor will review your case and determine whether you have permanent restrictions that prohibit you from returning to the same position you were in before the accident or injury. If your doctor determines that you are unable to perform your prior duties and you are forced to take a pay cut, you may be entitled to wage differential benefits.

Insurance companies and wage differential denials

Wage differential benefits are hard to get. Many insurance companies will scoff at wage differential claims and take every opportunity to prevent coverage for injured workers and their families. Often insurance carriers will claim that your injury is not deserving of benefits or that you could make a higher income in a different position, or simply delay providing benefits. You need an experienced and aggressive wage differential attorney who can properly assert your rights and present the necessary evidence to demonstrate your need. Contact Balke & Williams, today for a free consultation if you are entitled to wage differential benefits.

Wage differential benefits extend through your lifetime, not just your work life. To ensure a strategic advantage in front of an arbitrator, please contact us as soon as possible.

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Wage differential claims are tried in front of an arbitrator, which can be an intimidating process for inexperienced laypeople and attorneys. Even seasoned attorneys do not always know how to present your case to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission to obtain positive results. Our firm has obtained successful results recovering wage differential for permanent restrictions. Please see our testimonials for further information on cases we have handled.

Contact Balke & Williams, for a free consultation with an experienced McHenry County, Illinois, wage differential and permanent injury lawyer. We take all of 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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