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&Awards

Mattoon. 13 IWCC 0307. 52-year-old worker. 9th grade education. Left hand tendon laceration. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $436.64 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $624,395.00.

Champaign. 08 WC 024676. 54-year-old CNA. Bilateral shoulder surgeries. Permanent restrictions. Two vocational experts failed to locate suitable light duty work. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $441.93 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $620,469.72.

Springfield. 07 WC 022228. 66-year-old maintenance worker. Failed two level lumbar fusion. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $538.36 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $461,912.00.

Quincy. 12 IWCC 0936. 56-year-old municipal worker. Lumbar and S1 radiculopathy. Permanent work restrictions. No surgery. Failed job search. Awarded $466.13 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $581,730.00.

Quincy. 12 IWCC0715. 52-year-old CNA. Lumbar fusion. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $420.33 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $671,571.96.

Springfield, IL. 07WC33626. 63-year-old truck driver. Four shoulder surgeries. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $802.61 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $780,467.00.

Quincy, IL. 09WC47036. 56-year-old street worker. Disc injury. No surgery. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $466.13 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of award is $586,577.99.

Quincy, IL. 06WC39148. 52-year-old LPN. Lumbar fusion. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $420.33 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of award is $677,571.00.

Springfield, IL. 10IWCC0667. 56-year-old union pipe-fitter. Injured forearm/surgery. Permanent restrictions. Job change. Wage loss. Awarded wage differential of $550 a week for life. Total lifetime expected payout is $833,804.

Springfield, IL. 10IWCC0875. 54-year-old union laborer. Spinal injuries and head trauma. Unable to return to work. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $642.50 per week for life. Total lifetime expected lifetime payout of $998,400.

Jacksonville, IL. 06WC17899. 59-year-old mental health tech. Lumbar spine injury. No surgery. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Total expected payout of award is $741,442.

Collinsville, IL. 06WC006887. 47-year-old Machinist. Right shoulder, elbow and hand surgery. Permanent restrictions. Wage loss. Awarded wage differential of $620 per week for life. Total expected payout $1,257,339.

Jacksonville, IL. 02WC007151. 44-year-old maintenance worker. Sarcoidosis and pneumoconiosis related to silica and titanium dust exposure. Medically removed from work. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $375.15 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $663,265.

Quincy, IL. 06WC44315. 51-year-old Corrections Officer. Bilateral knee and foot injuries. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Awarded $842 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of $1,270,610.

Quincy, IL. 03WC049262. 38-year-old wheel welder. Lumbar spine surgery. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Total expected lifetime payout is $861,190.

Jacksonville, IL. 04WC60350. 64-year-old mental health tech. Cervical spine surgery. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Total expected lifetime payout is $417,500.

Springfield, IL. 05WC51313. Truck driver. Left knee surgery. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Awarded $704.75 per week for life. Total expected payout of $842,881.

Jacksonville, IL. 03WC4738. 61-year-old mental health tech. Bilateral knee replacements. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $371 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of $405,263.

Quincy, IL. 02WC5952. 47-year-old worker sustained. Forearm reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Permanent restrictions. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $347 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout is $632,723.

Springfield, IL. 01WC20337. 44-year-old truck driver. Spinal sub-arachnoid cysts. Doctor prescribe no return to work. Permanently and totally disability. Awarded $454.29 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout is $910,004.

Mattoon, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $624,395. Award. 52-year-old injured worker. Atrophy of shoulder musculature necessitating permanent restrictions. Worker found permanently and totally disabled and awarded $436.64 per week for life.

Champaign, IL.. Workers Compensation Claim: $620,469. Award. 54-year-old CAN sustained bilateral shoulder injuries for which she underwent three surgeries. Permanent restrictions issued. Worker found permanently and totally disabled and awarded $441.93 per week for life.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $461,912. Award. 66-year-old plant maintenance worker sustained injury to lumbar spine resulting in disk herniation’s. Worker found permanently and totally disabled and awarded $538.36 per week for life.

Quincy, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $581,730. Award. 56-year-old municipal worker sustained bilateral lumbar and S1 radiculopathy and degenerative disk disease aggravated by work injury resulting in permanent work restrictions. Worker awarded $466.13 per week for life. Case settled after Commission award.

Quincy, IL Workers Compensation Claim: $671,571.. Award. 52-year-old CNA sustained injury aggravating previous lumbar spine condition necessitating lumbar fusion. Permanent work restrictions issued. Petitioner’s failed job search resulted in finding of permanent and total disability. Petitioner awarded $420.33 per week for life. Case settled after arbitration award.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $780,467. Award. 63-year-old truck driver involved in truck accident. Multiple injuries to back and neck, four shoulder surgeries. Permanent work restrictions. Permanent and total disability.

Quincy, IL.. Workers Compensation Claim: $586,577. Award. 56-year-old municipal street worker with lower back disc injury while lifting at work. No surgery. Permanent work restrictions. Permanent and total disability.

Quincy, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $677,571. Award. 52-year-old licensed practical nurse sustains back injury and has lumbar fusion. Released with permanent work restrictions. Permanent and total disability.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $833,804. Award. 56-year-old union pipe-fitter sustained injury to wrist and arm. Employer disputed liability for injury and wage differential. Permanent restrictions.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $998,400. Award. 54-year-old union laborer sustained spinal injuries and head trauma. Permanent and total disability disputed. Worker awarded permanent and total disability benefits plus medical expenses.

Jacksonville, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $741,442. Award. 59-year-old mental health technician sustained lumbar spine injury. Permanent restrictions. Permanent and total disability disputed. Worker found permanently and totally disabled.

Collinsville, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $1,257,339. Award. 47-year-old Machinist/Adjuster sustained repetitive trauma injuries to her shoulder, elbow and hands. Permanent restrictions. Awarded wage differential of $620 per week for life.

Jacksonville, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $663,265. Award. 44-year-old maintenance worker alleged sarcoidosis and pneumoconiosis was related to exposure to silica and titanium dust dioxide at paint manufacturing plant. Worker awarded permanent and total disability benefits.

Quincy, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $1,270,610. Award. 51-year-old Corrections Officer sustained bilateral knee and foot injuries as a result of repetitive trauma. Injured worker awarded $842 per week for life.

Quincy, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $861,190. Award. 38-year-old wheel welder with operated lumbar spine and permanent restrictions. Injured worker failed to locate employment within her permanent restrictions.

Jacksonville, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $417,500. Award. 64-year-old mental health technician sustained herniated cervical disk and underwent surgery.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $842,881. Award. Truck driver/teamster sustained injury to left knee and lumbar spine. Knee surgery. Permanent restrictions issued.

Jacksonville, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $405,263. Award. 61-year-old mental health technician sustained bilateral knee injuries requiring bilateral knee replacements. Placed on permanent work restrictions.

Quincy, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $632,723. Award. 47-year-old non-union worker sustained injury to elbow and forearm resulting in reflex sympathetic dystrophy and chronic pain requiring medication for pain control. Permanent restrictions issued.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: 910,004. Award. 44-year-old short haul truck driver. Spinal sub-arachnoid cysts. Employer disputed liability and paid neurosurgeon $15,000 to attend arbitration hearing to testify in person against employee's claim. Injured worker found permanently and totally disabled.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $400,000.00 Lump sum settlement. 41 year old laborer with crush injury to leg. Permanent light duty restrictions. Failed job search. No return to work. Disputed permanent total disability/wage loss.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $300,000 Lump sum settlement. Laborer. Permanent work restrictions. Employer disputed liability. Wage loss.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $287,500 Lump sum settlement. Delivery truck driver. Lumbar spine injury. Medium duty restrictions. Job change. Permanent and total disability disputed.

Springfield, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $275,000 Lump sum settlement. Springfield, IL 61-year-old pressman. Injured worker alleged repetitive trauma to knees and arm. Employer disputed liability.

Carlinville, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $242,500 Lump sum settlement. 64-year-old Janitor. Bilateral carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome operated. Retired.

Quincy, IL. Workers Compensation Claim: $236,870 Lump sum settlement. Cervical fusion, bilateral carpal tunnel surgery, right lateral epicondylitis. Job change. Minimal wage loss.

Springfield, IL. $375,000.00. 60-year-old bricklayer. Shoulder surgery. Permanent restrictions. No return to work. Failed job search. Disputed permanent total disability and wage loss.

Springfield, IL. $300,000. Laborer. Permanent work restrictions. Employer disputed liability. Wage loss.

Springfield, IL. $287,500. Delivery truck driver. Lumbar spine injury. Medium duty restrictions. Job change. Permanent and total disability disputed.

Springfield, IL. $275,000. Springfield, IL 61-year-old pressman. Injured worker alleged repetitive trauma to knees and arm. Employer disputed liability.

Springfield, IL. $248,717.92. 49-year-old concrete finisher. Bilateral hip surgery. No return to work. Located other work and sustained future wage loss. Compromise of wage loss.

Carlinville, IL. $242,500. 64-year-old Janitor. Bilateral carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome operated. Retired.

Quincy, IL. $236,870. Cervical fusion, bilateral carpal tunnel surgery, right lateral epicondylitis. Job change. Minimal wage loss.

Quincy, IL. $240,000. 64-year-old truck driver. Permanent and total disability disputed.

Quincy, IL. $230,000.00. 39-year-old dock worker with lumbar spine injury with surgery. Permanent restrictions.

Quincy, IL $225,000. 56-year-old truck driver. Permanent and total disability disputed.

Champaign, IL. $220,550. Injured worker sustained a crush injury to the heel of left foot. No surgery. Placed on permanent restrictions. Sustained wage loss of $268.64 per week.

Springfield, IL. $210,000. 55-year-old Pressman. Permanent work restrictions.

Carlinville, IL. $200,000. 57-year-old coal miner. Cervical fusion, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Permanent restrictions.

Jacksonville, IL. $200,000.00. 55-year-old mechanic. Lumbar spine surgery. Fusion Permanent restrictions. No return to work. Disputed permanent and total disability.

Quincy, IL. $200,000.00. 57-year-old carpenter with lumbar spine herniation. Failed lumbar fusion with permanent restrictions. Future wage loss.

Quincy, IL. $200,000.00. 42-year-old truck driver two level lumbar fusion. Permanent restrictions. Future wage loss.

Jacksonville, IL. $200,000.00. 55-year-old female painter with bilateral, operated carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome with permanent restrictions. Future wage loss.

Pittsfield, IL. $190,000. Delivery Driver, lumbar fusion with permanent restrictions. Job change and wage loss.

Galesburg, IL. $190,000. Fast food worker earning $173.17 per week. Failed lumbar fusion. Liability disputed and diligent job search disputed. Disputed permanent and total disability.

Jacksonville, IL. $185,000. 53-year-old production worker. Permanent restrictions from a failed back syndrome and spinal cord stimulator.

Springfield, IL. $175,000. Laborer. Lumbar spine bulging disk. No surgery. Permanent restrictions.

Decatur, IL. $160,000. Food product sales. Closed head injury. Liability and extent of disability disputed.

Quincy, IL. $153,158. Truck driver. Lumbar fusion with permanent restrictions. Employer accommodated permanent work restrictions. Wage loss. Wage differential.

Springfield, IL. $150,000. Janitor. Un-operated hip and low back injury. Permanent restrictions. Wage loss.

Peoria, IL. $135,000. Bilateral carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel syndrome. Permanent work restrictions. Job change.

Springfield, IL. $400,000.00. 41-year-old laborer with crush injury to leg. Permanent light duty restrictions. Failed job search. No return to work. Disputed permanent total disability/wage loss.

How Much Does Illinois Workman’s Compensation Pay Injured Workers?

Illinois offers injured workers different benefits depending on the extent of their injuries and how long those injuries are expected to last. The level of injury and disability can be either partial or total. The duration will be classified as either temporary or permanent. Other factors affecting your benefits include your ability to do light-duty work and the loss of body parts. Nearly all workers injured on a job site are eligible to have their medical bills paid through workers’ compensation.

The most common form of disability payments are “temporary total disability” (TTD) benefits. These benefits must be paid by your employer when you are injured on the job and are unable to work. TTD benefits include two-thirds of your normal wages. While this category of benefits has the word “total” in its name, you do not need to be completely disabled to qualify. Instead, you must be unable to do your job. If a doctor clears you for light work and your employer either has no light-duty work or is unwilling to let you do this work, you will also be eligible for TTD benefits. These benefits are paid until you return to work or reach maximum medical improvement (MMI).

Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits are awarded to Illinois workers who are able to work in a light-duty capacity while they heal. The amount of money you receive under TPD is two-thirds of the difference between the money you would be making in your old position and the money you are making doing light-duty work.

Workers may be eligible for permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits when they have suffered the loss of a body part or the loss of use of a body part. PPD is for injury victims who are still able to do some form of work. Complex calculations will be used to determine how much money you will receive each month based on which body parts have been injured and whether they can be used at all. A Springfield workers’ compensation lawyer may be able to help you obtain higher payments.

Seriously injured employees collect permanent total disability (PTD) benefits when they have lost use of two major body parts or will be permanently unable to do any type of regular work. In most cases, employees receive two-thirds of their weekly wages, plus adjustments based on rising costs. Similar payments, plus funeral expenses, are available to spouses and certain other dependent relatives after the death of a family member in a work accident.

Injured workers in the Springfield, IL area know to turn to Boshardy Law Office, P.C. for help getting the workers’ compensation benefits they need. Our attorneys have experience helping all types of injured workers get the payments they deserve. Call us today at 217-544-8000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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