If you are injured at work and you cannot go back to your old job, you may be entitled to a wage differential.

A wage differential is the difference between the pay of the old job and the new job times 66 percent over your life time.

You must prove:

*your limitations are related to your work injury

*your restrictions are permanent

*your limitations restrict you to a lower paying job

Most of these cases center on the validity of the restrictions and whether they truly keep you from earning the same amount as before the work injury.

Questions about wage differentials or your Work Comp settlement? Feel free to call Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.