Permanent vs. Partial Disability

An unexpected workplace accident can completely throw a family off balance. The physical (or psychological) limitations that an injury causes keeps injured workers from returning to the positions they were once able to hold. When seeking Workers’ Compensation benefits, the severity of the accident and type of disability will have an effect on the amount you can collect, as well as your future employment potential. When you contact The Cochran Firm South Florida for advice after an on-the-job injury, our Miami Workers’ Compensation attorneys will help you explain all the fine details, including the different types of disability claims available.

In the state of Florida, categories of disability include temporary total disability, permanent total disability, and permanent partial disability.

Temporary Total Disability

This classification of disability refers to workers who have suffered injuries from a workplace accident severe enough to prevent them from doing their job, but only temporarily.

Permanent Total Disability

This type of disability describes workers who are disabled due to a workplace accident and unable to return to any type of job. This label usually affords workers benefits for life equal to two-thirds of their prior income.

Permanent Partial Disability

Permanent partial disability is used to describe individuals who have an illness or injury relating to a workplace accident that permanently limits them in some way but may allow them to return to some type of job participation.

Proving You Deserve Benefits

Workers’ Compensation benefits can help injury victims make ends meet on an ongoing basis, despite their limitations. The Workers’ Compensation benefits available to you will depend on how badly injured you are, as well as the long-term prognosis given by medical professionals.

When you apply for Workers’ Compensation benefits, the state of Florida will require definitive evidence of your disability. Our highly experienced legal team will help you gather all of the important information, make sure it is submitted through the proper channels, and follow-up on your claim until benefits are granted.

The workplace accident lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida in Miami, Fort Myers, and Ft Lauderdale are here to help you and your family recover lost income and medical expenses after a workplace accident has turned your world upside down. Please contact our South Florida law firm for an in-depth explanation of the Workers’ Compensation system and advice on getting your maximum benefit amount.

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