Benefits for Permanent Partial Disability
What is permanent partial disability?
In most cases, individuals who are injured on the job will recover from the accident. If your doctor tells you that you will never fully recover or that you will be limited in your field of work, you have a permanent disability. If this is your case, you may be eligible for permanent disability benefits. For help pursuing compensation for your injury, contact the Law Office of Adam Sorrells!
If you have suffered permanent partial disability in Chico, you can receive permanent disability advances. If you do not have any physical limitations, you are not entitled to permanent partial disability. Disputes often occur in regard to the amount of permanent partial disability that you can receive.
Two types of permanent disability advances can be obtained. In the case that you have some permanent disability but are not totally disabled, you may be entitled to a scheduled amount of permanent disability advances. If it is obvious that you will be entitled to payments in the future for your permanent disability, the insurance carrier may advance a portion of the money to help you with your situation.
Permanent and Stationary Injuries in Chico
After you have reached your maximum level of medical improvement, your payments will be calculated. This is called "permanent and stationary," which is the point when you have reached maximal medical improvement. Your primary treating physician will then write a P&S report.
The P&S report should include the following details:
- Specific medical problems
- Limitations on the work you can perform
- Future medical care you may need
- Whether you can return to your previous job
- Estimate of how much your disability was caused by your job
If you have questions or need help during the process of obtaining permanent partial disability benefits through workers' compensation, speak with our firm at once. Our Chico workers' compensation lawyer is available to help you at once!
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