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Permanent Total Disability in Workers Compensation Cases Explained
Permanent Total Disability in Workers Compensation Cases

If you are an injured worker and cannot get employment or compete on the open labor market after a work injury, you may be entitled to Permanent Total Disability payments.  If the injury with your last employer caused the Permanent Total Disability, then that employer would be responsible for payment of the Permanent Total Disability payments.  If the last work injury combined with pre-existing injuries caused the permanent disability, then the Second Injury Fund is responsible for such payments.  

A permanently and totally disabled worker is entitled to receive weekly payments for the permanent disability at the weekly temporary total disability rate.  Proving Permanent Total Disability is quite difficult because the employee must establish that he or she is completely unable to perform any form of employment on the open labor market.  Lawyers are usually needed to prove that an employee cannot continue in the labor market.  Our office commonly refers employees for evaluations with doctors and other experts to determine fully whether an the injured worker has reached the level of disability that entitles them to permanent total disability payments.  An employee who is totally disabled may also receive Social Security benefits for disability.

No Recovery, No Fee!

The Hein Law Firm accepts injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you only pay attorney's fees if we get you compensation. For a free consultation with a Permanent Total Disability Lawyer, call us at (314) 645-7900, or contact us online.

 


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