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Cook County Lawyers for Cases of Reduced Earning Capacity

Elk Grove Village Diminished Earning Ability Lawyers

Workers' Compensation Attorneys Serving Bensenville and Elmhurst, IL

If you suffered injuries or developed an illness related to doing your job, the law in Illinois generally allows you to claim benefits through the state's workers' compensation program. The amount and type of benefits you might be eligible for will depend on the specific circumstances of your situation, but they typically include coverage for your medical costs, missed wages, and job retraining, if necessary. However, if your condition is bad enough that you cannot return to work or it hinders your career advancement, you might also be entitled to receive benefits for your diminished earning capacity.

The workers' compensation attorneys at Kaiser Law have been helping injured workers in Cook County and DuPage County for over 30 years. With our extensive experience, we realize that showing a decreased earning ability can be challenging, but our lawyers have the resources and legal knowledge to help you obtain the full benefits available under the law.

Experienced Workers' Comp Counsel in Wood Dale and Addison

A serious injury or illness of any type can force you to miss time at work. In most workers' compensation cases, it is fairly simple to calculate your missed wages by counting the number of hours or days missed at your current salary or hourly rate. Decreased earning capacity or reduced earning ability, however, is not the same as lost wages. Your earning capacity is your ability to continue earning a living in the future, which includes your expected career advancement. Building a successful case for decreased earning capacity can be difficult because the case depends on conjectures and predictions regarding your injuries, your occupation and industry, and your career path before the injury occurred.

At Kaiser Law, our team maintains an extensive network of professionals and experts, including financial analysts, accountants, doctors, and vocational specialists, whose input is often critical in diminished earning capacity cases. Factors that could contribute to the success of your case include:

  • Your occupation and pay rate at the time of your injury
  • Your career path to date, including your previous work performance and earnings
  • The nature of your injury and its effects on your ability to work
  • Your expected level of recovery and the expected timeline
  • Your age, training, education, and occupational certifications
  • Your health, life expectancy, and existing retirement plans
  • Whether training for a new position would restore your diminished earning ability

Niles Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers

The lawyers at Kaiser Law are skilled, knowledgeable professionals with over a century of combined experience in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation law. We understand that a work injury can take a serious toll on your physical well-being, but it should not force you to suffer financially also. With this in mind, our team is wholly dedicated to getting you the full benefits to which the law says you are entitled, including benefits for your diminished earning capacity.

Our dedication to you begins the moment you contact one of our attorneys. We will go to work immediately in reviewing the circumstances of your injury or illness and putting together evidence that could be used to demonstrate your decreased ability to earn a living. Based on your unique situation, we are prepared to negotiate in good faith with your employer and any involved insurance companies. We will not, however, be pushed or bullied into any settlement that does not properly account for your diminished earning capacity over the long term. If a trial becomes necessary, our attorneys have the courtroom experience and skills to be successful inside the courtroom as well.

Speak With an Attorney Today

If your earning ability has been decreased by a work-related illness or injury, contact the team at Kaiser Law today. Call 630-233-9946 for your free initial consultation and get the help you need. Our firm serves injured workers throughout Northern Illinois, including Bensenville, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Addison, Itasca, Melrose Park, Wood Dale, Franklin Park, Des Plaines, Niles, Park Ridge, Northlake, DuPage County, and Cook County.

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