Los Angeles Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
Many workers’ compensation disputes arise over the existence and extent of permanent disability. Ratable permanent disability is one that impairs earning capacity or bodily function. The percentage of permanent disability that the doctors think an injured worker has makes a considerable difference in the amount of payment they receive.
We can help you obtain compensation for your permanent disability. Call the workers’ compensation attorneys at Berger & Michelena: 213-624-9999.
At Berger & Michelena, we fight for injured workers’ rights to receive appropriate compensation for their injuries. If your injury resulted in permanent disability, it is critical that you get the workers’ compensation benefits you need. Please call our office at 213-624-9999 or 800-488-4813 to schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles permanent partial disability (PPD) attorney.
Fighting For The Level Of Disability Payments You Need
In general, most injuries result in permanent partial disability. A catastrophic injury such as a spinal cord injury, brain injury or amputation can result in permanent total disability. The injury victim will be limited to doing certain types of work, which may result in earning a lower salary than his or her previous job.
The amount of disability you receive is based on the disability rating you are issued. The workers’ compensation judge awards the level of disability: from 1 percent to 99 percent is permanent partial disability. Only a 100-percent rating will merit permanent total disability benefits. These benefits are awarded as a settlement, but they are usually paid out weekly.
We can fight to make sure the judge awards you the amount of permanent disability that you should be entitled to. We can also ensure that you receive lifetime medical care to address your medical needs.