In Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law, you almost always have to do a job search to prove that you are not able to work anymore due to your work injury.

It is called being permanently totally disabled.

Let’s be perfectly clear. The job search will be long and, at times, painful.

The value of your case increases dramatically if you are willing to do the difficult work of looking for a job. This means sending out emails, calling, sending letters, putting in applications every week for at least 6 months.

If you are not willing to put in the hard work, then you will lose out on what you deserve.

If you are truly hurt and cannot work again you are entitled to lifetime benefits. The clearest way to prove this is to show that no one will hire you.

The Work Comp insurance company and the Arbitrator will take a failure to do a job as a sign that you are not serious, and have not proven your case.

Questions about  total disability and your Work Comp injury? Feel free to call me, Illinois Workers Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.