Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to
compensate employees who have been injured on the job, but for those
employees whose injuries or conditions prevent them from returning to work
and are considered permanent disabilities, additional benefits may be
available. Permanent Partial Disability benefits provide minimum levels of
benefits to people who have suffered serious, disabling injuries.
Understanding these benefits can be
complicated and an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help
disabled employees protect their rights. At the
Barnett Law Firm, Hank
Barnett can help you get the partial or full permanent disability benefits
that you need. We will negotiate with insurance companies and properly
evaluate our clients’ injuries in order to arrive at fair values in
permanent disability claims.
Workers’ compensation laws are intended to
lower the amount of stress that injured workers have to deal with after
accidents. Unfortunately, the complex nature of the laws often increases
the stress. At our firm, we work to make the process as easy and
stress-free as possible.
Eligibility for Permanent Disability
In order to calculate the amount of permanent
partial benefits that a person will receive after an accident, a chart is
used to determine the percentage of loss of the use of the body part that
has been injured. Some injuries, however, are not listed on the chart and
calculating those injuries can be more difficult.
Injuries that may be eligible for permanent
disability compensation include:
Permanent Partial Disability benefits are
different from Social Security Disability benefits and offer different
levels and types of compensation to disabled employees. Permanent Partial
Disability benefits provide minimum levels of benefits for certain
injuries but do not represent the total amount of benefits that should be
received after a serious injury. Understanding these benefits is important
and attorney Hank Barnett can help you stay informed.