Permanent Partial Disability Settlement
Do you have a permanent injury that partially impairs your ability to work? You may be entitled to compensation. An attorney can help you negotiate with your employer’s insurance company to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your permanent partial disability.
A permanent partial disability is defined as an injured worker who will never be able to go back to the kind of work they were doing before they were injured. This type of disability is, unfortunately, common. Permanent partial disability cases are more than one-half of all workers’ compensation claims filed each year in the United States.
Your employer’s insurance company may make it difficult to recover full and fair compensation for your permanent partial disability. Hiring a lawyer can give you your best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
At Morgan & Morgan, we have attorneys that are singularly focused on workers’ compensation claims. Since 1988, our attorneys have been working tirelessly to fight these kinds of insurance disputes. Learn more about our greater than 800 attorneys.
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What Are Common Permanent Partial Disabilities?
Permanent partial disabilities can be caused by a wide range of work injuries. Which injuries are covered by your workers’ compensation insurance may vary by state. However, some of the most commonly reported permanent partial disability injuries include:
- Amputation of a body part
- Back injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hearing loss
- Knee injuries
- Nerve damage
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Vision loss
How Much Will My Permanent Partial Disability Settlement Be?
Overall workers’ compensation benefits will usually cover medical costs and lost wages.
The additional amount you receive in your permanent partial disability settlement will vary due to a number of factors, including the state where you live. Workers' compensation programs are administered at the state level, so the amount you receive will depend on which state's laws govern your claim.
The workers’ compensation board hearing your claim may consider your age, education, work history, ability to find other employment, family support, and mental stability when considering your claim.
Another factor that will be considered is the disability rating given by the authorized doctor who completes your independent medical examination (IME). IMEs must be submitted to receive workers’ compensation.
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