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Rolling Meadows Lawyers for Diminished Earning Capacity Work Injury Cases

Schaumburg Workers' Comp Lost Income Attorneys

Workers' Compensation Attorneys Serving Arlington Heights and Cook County

When you have been injured in the course of performing your job, Illinois law generally provides that you are entitled to collect benefits under the state's workers' compensation system. The type and amount of benefits you can receive are dependent on the exact circumstances of your case, but they will usually include reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, and vocational retraining, as needed. If your injuries, however, are severe enough that you are unable to return to your current job or they prevent you from advancing in your career, you may also be able to receive considerations for your decreased earning capacity.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we have helped many injured workers recover the full benefits they deserve under the law. Our lawyers understand that proving a loss of earning capacity can be difficult, but we have the knowledge and resources to help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries.

Skilled Work Comp Counsel Serving Schaumburg and Long Grove

Any type of serious injury can cause you to miss time at work. It is relatively easy, in most cases, to calculate your lost wages based on your current hourly rate or salary and the amount of time you missed. Diminished earning capacity or loss of earning capacity, however, is very different from lost wages, as earning capacity refers to your ability to continue making a living in the future. Proving your case for loss of earning capacity is challenging because doing so relies on predictions and conjectures about your injuries, your profession, and the path of your career prior to sustaining the injury.

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team work closely with a large network of experts, including accountants, financial analysts, medical professionals, and vocational specialists who can help us build a case for your diminished ability to work. Considerations that could affect your case include:

  • Your past earnings and work performance;
  • The nature and extent of your injuries;
  • Your prognosis for recovery;
  • Your career path to date;
  • Your age, education, training, and certifications;
  • Your life expectancy and previous retirement plans; and
  • Whether retraining for a different position could restore your lost earning capacity.

DuPage County Lawyers Protecting Your Rights

Our team consists of thorough, knowledgeable, and skilled professionals with more than 60 years of combined workers' compensation experience. We know that a work-related injury can greatly affect your physical health. You should not be forced to suffer financially as well.

When you contact our firm, our dedication to you as a client begins immediately. We will go right to work in investigating your accident and reviewing evidence that could be crucial to your case. Our attorneys will negotiate aggressively with your employer and their workers' compensation insurance carrier on your behalf, and we will not be intimidated into accepting a quick settlement that fails to meet your needs. If litigation is necessary, we have the skills and experience to take your case to trial as well.

Contact Us Today

If you have suffered an injury at work that has affected your ability to earn a living, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation and case evaluation with a member of our team today. Newland & Newland, LLP represents injured victims in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Wheeling, Schaumburg, Palatine, Mount Prospect, DuPage County, Lake County, Cook County, and the rest of Northern Illinois.

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