A workplace injury that results in a permanent disability, but not one so severe that it prevents you from working, is known in workers' compensation law as a permanent partial disability (PPD). Permanent partial disability claims cover a wide array of such injuries, including:
It can be difficult and time-consuming to determine, for legal purposes, the extent of your injury or disability. Different doctors may disagree about your prognosis at the same time that insurance companies have an interest in keeping your claim to a minimum. If you believe you are owed permanent partial disability benefits that are being withheld from you by your employer or an insurance company, our permanent partial disability lawyers at Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, can help.
Having a permanent partial disability means that you can still work, but likely in a reduced capacity. When you return to work, you may be able to continue on with a lighter workload or move into a different type of job. Because a permanent but not complete disability often brings with it a loss of earning potential, permanent partial disability benefits include weekly payments (sometimes a lump sum) that equal 66 2/3 percent of your weekly salary at the time of your injury. If you feel you are being denied work or benefits in the wake of a work-related injury, our experienced lawyers at Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, are ready to fight on your behalf. We are committed to securing the workers' compensation money you are owed so that you can carry on with your life.
Our Missouri workers' compensation lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means you pay us nothing until we recover benefits in your case. At your free initial consultation, a permanent partial disability attorney will listen carefully to the details of your case and make knowledgeable recommendations about potential next steps. When you're ready to fight for the funds you need to recover, call us toll free at 800-560-0822 (Springfield) or 888-351-9185 (Joplin), or use the contact form.