Partial or Total Disability Workers' Compensation Lawyers
If you've had an injury on the job, you might have a permanent partial disability or permanent total disability. Your doctor will rate the severity of your disability by assigning a percentage, usually based on factors including which body part was injured, surgical procedures performed, your ongoing pain, restricted range of motion, loss of strength, and more. Monetary compensation is based on the percentage the doctor assigns.
"After the magic moment arrives when an injured worker reaches a 'healing plateau' a doctor may assign a percentage of permanent disability based on the worker's functional loss. The employee may also return to work with no permanency, or even be considered permanently totally disabled." — Attorneys Tom and Charlie Domer, from their book Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Law
What Happens When You Are Ready to Go Back to Work?
In addition to a permanent percentage of disability (PPD), your doctor may assign permanent restrictions. If your doctor has said you have permanent restrictions, you may or may not be able to go back to your job or back to your employer in a different position. If you cannot return to work or find another job making similar wages, you may be able to pursue additional benefits, like a loss of earning capacity claim or vocational retraining claim.
If you cannot return to work and have permanent restrictions, you should call us right away!
Permanent and Total Disability
If your permanent restrictions unfortunately do not allow you to ever return to the labor market or find a reasonably stable or dependable job, you can pursue a permanent total disability claim, making you eligible for lifetime worker's compensation benefits and medical expense treatment. If you have suffered a severe injury, you need an attorney to protect your important rights.
Contact Us Today
The attorneys at Domer Law represent injured workers from all over the state of Wisconsin. Open the door to your options by calling 888-353-8384 or contact us online. We are located in Milwaukee, and consultation is free.