Wage Differential

Settlement and Valuation Guide

By |2017-10-15T16:22:30-06:00September 13th, 2017|How much is my case worth?, Settlement and Valuation Guide|

Our Settlement and Valuation Guide to permanent disability benefits can help you understand how much your Illinois workers’ compensation claim may be worth. Select from the articles below based on type of injury and compare your case to the table of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission decisions: Head Neck Back Shoulder Arm Hand Finger Leg Foot Toe

Commission Awards Gymnastics Coach 40% Loss of Person as a Whole for Distal Biceps Tendon Tear

By |2017-10-15T16:24:49-06:00August 10th, 2017|Commission Awards|

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission awarded a high school gymnastics coach 40% loss of a person as a whole for his distal biceps tendon tear and repair, denying his requested wage differential award for a second time following remand from the Circuit Court, in Carello v. Northfield Township High School District #225, 05 WC 27417; 17

Suitable Employment Must Be Identified for Wage Differential Award

By |2017-10-15T16:25:16-06:00July 13th, 2017|Court Decisions|

Wage differential awards must be based on an identifiable occupation that the claimant is able and qualified to perform, according to a recent decision by the Illinois Appellate Court in Crittenden v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 2017 IL App (1st) 160002WC Illinois Courts PDF. Wage differential benefits are a type of permanent partial disability available to

The Chicago Bears and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform

By |2017-10-15T16:31:00-06:00February 28th, 2017|In the News|

A proposed bill would limit professional athletes from receiving Illinois workers' compensation wage differential benefits past the age of 35, rather than the current age limit of 67 that applies to all employees, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports. The proposal is reportedly the responsibility of the McCaskey family, who own the Chicago Bears. It is

Wage Differential Benefits

By |2017-02-19T17:47:11-06:00January 25th, 2017|Permanent Disability Benefits|

Wage differential benefits are a type of permanent partial disability (PPD) available to injured workers in Illinois who have suffered a loss of earning capacity as a result of a work-related accident or occupational exposure. Wage differential benefits are set forth in section 8(d)(1) of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act: If, after the accidental injury