This article is written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of temporary and total disability (TTD) cases in Peoria, Illinois. I considered it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many people do not know what steps to take after they have been injured on the job. This confusion can be even greater if one is totally disabled. I addressed this topic with the goal of providing information which will assist individuals with better understanding their situation. It was also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a workers’ compensation attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
I addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I analyzed include:
- How TTD differs from PTD
- Eligibility for TTD in Illinois
- Filing an Illinois temporary disability claim
- Appealing a TTD claim denial
There are several reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, the short-term nature of TTD means that a worker will need to plan for either returning to their job or for entering a new line of work. PTD, by contrast, involves those who are not expected to return to the workforce. Second, understanding the TTD eligibility process is important for managing your expectations and planning for the future. Third, understanding the process of filing a claim will help you with managing your finances during a difficult time. Finally, while many think that they have no option after a denial, the truth of the matter is that there is an appeal process.
A point I stressed in each of these articles is the need to speak with an attorney immediately if you or a family member have been injured on the job. The workers’ compensation system can quickly become complicated and if your affairs are not handled properly then your claim may be denied. For an individual who is totally disabled, this can mean going without income for a prolonged period of time. Experienced counsel will help you with navigating the process so that you can focus on the important things – regaining your health.
I am a Peoria TTD lawyer who believes in standing up for the rights of workers. My office prides itself on providing the highest level of service and we look forward to speaking with you. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation. My office also serves clients in the Illinois cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington.