What Is A Permanent Wage Differential?
The most significant part of any injury is the physical consequences. If you have a permanent injury, you may never regain the mobility or quality of life you once had. The financial challenges associated with these injuries only exacerbate the hardship you face.
You may struggle to find a job that uses your career skills. You may not be able to go back to work full-time and will be forced to limit your work week to part-time hours. These limitations will ultimately limit your ability to earn the income you once had — something we call a permanent wage differential.
If you are able to return to work after a workplace injury, but are facing a permanent reduction in wages, you may be able to use workers’ compensation benefits in some manner to make up the difference. This can be a complicated process, so make sure you have an experienced lawyer working with you to develop and present your case.
Help When Your Finances Have Taken A Step Backward
At Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, we offer experienced Illinois workers’ compensation counsel to clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Our reputation for excellence is founded in the positive results we have achieved for our clients, but our skill is based on more than that. We genuinely care about helping injured workers regain a sense of normalcy after injury has changed their lives. We are here to make sure you get the support you need.
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Contact our offices in Chicago or Geneva to arrange a consultation and speak with an attorney about your options. Reach us online via our email contact form or call 630-232-7450.