• Fighting for Permanent Disability Compensation for Injured Workers in Central Illinois

    Located in Springfield, Illinois, we serve clients throughout Decatur, Jacksonville and surrounding Central Illinois communities.

    Permanent Disability can be partial or total. It is a disability from work or affecting work to cause wage loss. Permanent Partial disability is, by far, the most common type of disability. It means that a person can presently work but that the injury has a permanent chance to affect wage-earning capacity in the future. It is normally paid in a lump sum. Permanent Total Disability means that a person can't go back to work in a real job, now or ever. There’s a reason that workers’ compensation exists – work injuries are common in virtually every workplace, no matter where you work. However, some are more serious than others, and some may even cause you to lose the ability to perform your job. When this happens, you may be deemed eligible for permanent total disability payments. This means that you are unable to do your job, and it pays you compensation because you can’t work; this can be for life. Total disability affects the entire family, robbing you of your ability to buy groceries, pay bills, and more. Call Bucklin Law Office for an evaluation of your claim today!

  • What is the Difference Between Temporary and Permanent Disabilities?

    When it comes to workers’ compensation and injury law, things can get confusing, especially when it comes to disability. Read on for details about temporary disability versus permanent disability.

  • Temporary Disability

    This means that your injuries are not expected to cost you the ability to do your job – you’ll be able to resume regular job responsibilities in a reasonable period of time as recommended by a physician. This is paid at 2/3 of your pre-injury average weekly wage.

  • Permanent Partial Disability

    As discussed above, permanent partial disability happens when you partially lose the ability to perform your essential job duties. In this scenario, you’ll be able to return to your job but have a serious chance of partial future wage loss. However, you will receive payments for a predetermined amount that’s based on the number of hours that you work and how much money you earn. Injuries that warrant a permanent partial disability may include:

    • Brain Injuries
    • Neck injuries
    • Back Injuries
    • Quadriplegia
    • Paraplegia
    • Burns
    • Electric Shock
    • Vision Loss
    • Hearing Loss
    • PTSD
    • Disfigurement
    • Fractures
    • Amputations
    • Nerve Damage
    • Other Serious Psychological Injury
  • What Injuries Are Considered Permanent Total Disabilities?

    It may be difficult to imagine what kind of injury would constitute a permanent disability. Honestly, these injuries are often unpleasant to think about due to their severity. Because of their severity, these types of injuries are more common in jobs involving heavy equipment or machinery. Injuries that warrant a permanent total disability may include:

    • Brain Injuries
    • Neck Injuries
    • Back Injuries
    • Quadriplegia
    • Paraplegia
    • Serious Psychological Injury
    • Other Lifetime Disabling Conditions