Depending on the nature of your injuries and ability to return to work, you could receive temporary total, temporary partial, permanent total, or partial disability benefits. In general, the differences between them involve the following:
At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., we represent people who are struggling with serious injuries that prevent them from working.
If your injuries are disabling, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Since the amount of workers’ compensation your receive can impact the amount of SSDI or SSI you are eligible for, it’s important to understand how workers’ comp affects SSDI and SSI.
Our attorneys can evaluate your case and explain how your Social Security disability benefits will be impacted by your workers’ comp and what steps you can take to avoid unnecessary complications.
In many cases, medical records and medical examinations are required. However, employers don’t always provide accurate information to injured workers regarding their rights under the law. At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, our workers’ compensation attorneys work closely with injured workers in preparing and submitting workers’ compensation claims.
If you’ve been injured on the job or are encountering difficulties with your employer regarding your claim,at Bonifield & Rosenstengel today to schedule a free
Under Illinois state law, you have the right to choose the doctor you want to examine you. As such, an employer cannot force you to see a particular doctor or a doctor they must first approve.
Additionally, state law protects injured workers from retaliation should an employer harass or fire an employee for receiving total, temporary, permanent, or partial workers’ compensation benefits. As your legal representatives, our attorneys are prepared to help protect our client’s job and hold employers accountable for harassment and retaliatory practices.
Our office has represented numerous union members in workers’ compensation claims. In certain cases, complications can arise when health and welfare funds are available. We will work with the union’s health and welfare fund to make sure your bills are paid if workers’ compensation is denying your claim.
Our attorneys understand the issues involved and can take steps to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.