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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 Compensation

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:

  • Decreased vision or hearing

  • Spinal cord disorders

  • Amputations

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Lung injuries

  • Neck and back injuries that result in paralysis or chronic pain

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.


 

 

 

 
 

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