At Balke & Williams, our practice is limited to personal injury and workers' compensation so we are able to provide highly qualified, intelligent, and cutting-edge representation you need.

Our workers' compensation practice focuses on the rights of individuals and families who have suffered a work injury. We are experienced in claims involving construction site accidents, factory accidents and repetitive stress disorder. Here are some of the issues that we often handle:

  • Wage differential — If you cannot go back to work and must seek a new position at a lower pay, you may be entitled to wage differential benefits.
  • Temporary Total Disability — These benefits equal two-thirds of your average weekly wage. You can receive these benefits if a doctor is holding you off work.
  • Permanent Total Disability — Available if you are no longer able to work, claims for PTD are hard to prove. Our attorneys have extensive experience in PTD cases and will collect necessary evidence to effectively assert your rights.
  • 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.

On the personal injury side of our practice, we focus on maximizing compensation. We fight to make sure you are compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, future care needs, pain and suffering as well as any additional losses you have incurred.

Motor vehicle accidents — Big rig wrecks, car crashes and motorcycle accidents — frequently cause serious, long-term damage. When the other driver was uninsured, you may worry that there is no remedy. However, if you had an uninsured or underinsured policy, you may have a claim against your own insurance company which needs to be investigated immediately.

We also handle all types of premises liability claims, including dog bite cases that frequently result in scarring, disfigurement, emotional disorders, loss of limb, permanent disability or wrongful death. Our attorneys also have experience with boating accident claims that may occur on Lake Michigan or other local recreational bodies of water.

Get Answers To Your Questions

Our experienced McHenry County lawyers can address your concerns during a free initial consultation. Call our offices at 815-585-4080 (Crystal Lake) or 312-986-8063 (Chicago and Warrenville) or send a message online to get started.