The Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Lipkin & Higgins were contacted by  M.R., a fifty (50) year-old suburban police officer who suffered a serious knee injury while responding to an emergency call.  M.R. participated in multiple rounds of physical therapy, received a cortisone injection and, ultimately, underwent surgery in an effort to repair his knee.  He has been unable to return to work as a patrol officer since his accident in 2015.

Temporary Total Disability

Lipkin & Higgins was repeatedly forced to argue with the insurance company for M.R.’s employer to ensure that he receive his temporary total disability (i.e. weekly benefits) while he remained unable to work.  This is an essential part of our representation, as our clients have financial obligations that have to be met even while they are off work.  He pursued a finding of permanent and total disability from the Illinois Pension Board while receiving TTD from Workers’ Compensation-a process that took many months of diligence and patience.

Duty Disability

Ultimately, M.R. was awarded a Duty Disability monthly pension.  Lipkin & Higgins was then able to secure for M.R. an excellent Lump Sum Workers’ Compensation settlement in excess of $147,000.00, an amount equal to 40% loss of a person as a whole for permanent disability.  Additionally, Workers’ Compensation paid for all of M.R.’s medical bills and TTD benefits for the approximately two (2) years it took the Illinois Pension Board to render their final decision.

Lipkin & Higgins represents people like you from all backgrounds and in many different fields of employment.  Please give us a call with your injury-related question, concern or need.