Permanent Total Disability
Permanent Total Disability (PTD) is a legal term that describes permanent restrictions determined by your doctor that make it impossible to continue in your current job. You may also have restrictions that will not allow you to complete job duties or find gainful employment in a similar capacity.
At Balke & Williams, we fight on behalf of injured workers across McHenry County and the Chicago metro area. Insurance companies aggressively challenge PTD determinations made by a doctor and seek to limit these large lump-sum payouts.
Our attorneys understand the burdens and stresses you face and will aggressively assert your rights to recover PTD. We have a track record of success with PTD claims and handle all aspect of your workers’ compensation claim so you can focus on adjusting to a new reality.
Maximum Medical Improvement
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.
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 office (815) 495-5598 to discuss your workers’ compensation case and permanent total disability benefits.
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