How is Permanent Partial Disability Different from Permanent Total Disability?Permanent Partial Disability describes a situation in which the injured worker is unable to do some jobs or perform some job tasks due to a permanent injury. Permanent Total Disability describes a situation in which the injured worker is permanently unable to perform any job due to a permanent injury. In both situations, your ability to earn a living has been permanently damaged due to a workplace injury, and you are entitled to compensation. Your earning potential has been diminished, either because you cannot perform your previous job as effectively or because you will have to take a different, lower-paying job. The disability lawyers at The Alberhasky Law Firm will help you assess the extent of your workplace injury disability case and ensure that you are compensated quickly and completely.
How is Compensation Determined for Different Permanent Partial Disability Injuries?Many injuries qualify as Permanent Partial Disability, but the details of how compensation is paid out for different types of injury can become very complicated. At The Alberhasky Law Firm, our experienced disability attorneys have seen it all. We are ready to maximize your compensation, so your financial and employment future is protected. In the state of Missouri, Permanent Partial Disability Benefits are calculated based on a rate of 66% of your average weekly wages prior to injury. The duration of time that you receive your payments will be different depending on the location of the disabled body part of the worker. This is meant to reflect the degree to which your injury location prevents you from working and reduces your future earnings. To explore how a permanent partial disability payment plan might be calculated, here is an example: In the state of Missouri, a permanent partial disability to the hand will pay 66% of the worker’s wages for a period of 175 weeks. A worker who previously received $600 dollars a week in wages would receive $400 a week (66% of $600) for each week that they miss from work while treating and unable to work. In addition, if they have permanent partial disability, for example 10%, they would receive 10% of $400 x 175 “weeks”, or a lump sum of $7,000 for permanent partial disability when their treatment is concluded. The Missouri Department of Labor has published a detailed list of injury locations and corresponding time periods for receiving compensation, available at their official website.
At The Alberhasky Law Firm, We Will Fight for Your RightsNo matter what type of workplace injury you have suffered, The Alberhasky Law Firm is prepared to faithfully represent you throughout the entire legal process, so you are compensated fully and quickly. Our experienced disability attorneys are here for you and your family. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you fight for your rights as a disabled worker.
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Randy Alberhasky has over 25 years of experience helping those disabled due to a workplace injury or other personal injury. Whether our clients have experienced a permanent or temporary disability in their personal injury or workers’ compensation case, The Alberhasky Law Firm, P.C. is proud to help these individuals receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We will guide you through the lawsuit process and provide the legal counsel needed to help you.