This article is being written to begin a series on the handling of Peoria, Illinois workplace injuries which result in temporary and total disability (TTD). This is an important topic to address as many employees do not know what steps to take after they or a family member have been injured on the job. Failing to take the correct steps, from the beginning of the situation, can result in potentially poor legal outcome for the injured individual. I am, therefore, writing this series with the goal of providing information which will help people to better understand their current circumstances. I am also writing this series to provide information which will assist with the selection of a workers’ compensation attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a TTD claim lawyer.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- The difference between temporary total disability and permanent total disability
- When an Illinois worker is eligible for TTD
- Filing a claim for temporary disability
- The process after a claim has been denied
I am addressing these topics for multiple reasons. First, those who have been injured on the job are sometimes confused about the difference between temporary total disability as opposed to permanent total disability (PTD). It is important to understand that the former relates to one’s ability to return to their previous line of work while the latter refers to their ability to work in a larger context. Second, understanding whether you are eligible for TTD is, for obvious reasons, crucial to whether or not you will decide to pursue a claim. Finally, knowing what to expect from the process of bringing a claim, as potentially filing an appeal, is important to managing one’s expectations.
One point I will be making in each of these articles is that it is important that you retain an experienced workers’ comp attorney to assist you. This is a very complicated area of law and if your claim is not handled properly then your case may be delayed, if not outright denied. I devote a substantial portion of my practice to protecting the rights of injured workers and my office is looking forward to being of assistance. Contact us today to speak with a Peoria TTD lawyer. My office also serves clients in the Illinois cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington.