Permanent Partial Disability
Permanent partial disability refers to the lump sum amount of money that is awarded to injured claimants for permanent disabilities. The term “permanent disability” is a broad one, and can often refer to the loss of use of a limb or joint in the future.
Attorneys who handle workers’ compensation cases employ medical experts to determine the extent to which their clients have suffered a permanent disability. If you have had any type of orthopedic surgery, you have most likely suffered a permanent disability. Even soft tissue injuries can qualify for this award.
Additionally, lawyers who handle workers’ compensation matters have access to legal experts who can determine the exact amount of permanent partial disability you have suffered as a result of a work injury.