If you have been disabled as a result of a work-related injury or occupational illness, you may be entitled to compensation. This will vary depending on the extent of your disability, and our Milwaukee disability attorneys can help determine whether you are entitled to permanent total or permanent partial disability benefits. No matter the circumstances of your case, we will pursue maximum benefits to help you face a more stable future.
Contact our offices at (414) 240-1185 for a free review of your disability claim.
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
A permanent partial disability is defined as the permanent loss of use of a body part or the partial loss of use of the entire body. If you have an unhealed injury at work caused either by a single incident or by incremental harm accrued over a long period of time, you may be entitled to collect compensation for a permanent partial disability. Our occupational injury lawyers at The Previant Law Firm, S.C. in Milwaukee have assisted clients across the state for more than 100 years. We are Wisconsin’s oldest worker’s compensation law firm and we have the resources and experience to fiercely advocate on your behalf.
Examples of Permanent Partial Disabilities
You may be entitled to compensation for your permanent partial disability even if you were able to obtain new employment following the injury. The government aims to protect everyone in the workforce, and if your disability has forced you to take a lower-paying job, then you likely have a viable claim for reimbursement.
The range of permanent partial disabilities varies greatly. The following are some common examples:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Amputation of a body part, even a finger
- Hearing loss
- Loss of vision in one eye
- Knee, back, elbow, ankle or neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
If you were hurt at work and now suffer from one of the above listed conditions, you may be entitled to collect compensation for your current and future losses. A qualified Milwaukee disability lawyer at our firm can help. We work tirelessly to make sure you get every penny you rightfully deserve.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits
A disability is permanent and total if it incapacitates a person to such a degree that he or she is completely unable to obtain employment.
The following conditions generally render a person permanently and totally disabled under the law:
- Blindness in both eyes
- The loss of both legs
- The loss of both arms
Even if you have not suffered these specific injuries, you may still be entitled to compensation for a permanent total disability if you are otherwise seriously disabled. It is important to speak with a qualified Milwaukee permanent disability attorney to evaluate your individual case and determine whether you have a viable claim for either permanent total disability or permanent partial disability.
Calculating Permanent Total or Permanent Partial Disability Awards
Once we have established the extent of your injuries, the state of Wisconsin determines how much compensation you receive for your disability. When calculating awards for permanent and total disability, the state considers only future potential losses, not medical bills or past damages like other worker’s compensation claims. The goal is to provide you with financial relief, since your condition most likely precludes you from being able to become gainfully employed in the future.
With such high stakes, make sure you have skilled and experienced disability lawyers at your side throughout the legal process. Each injury is evaluated on an individual basis to determine the appropriate amount of compensation. We will work closely with you to present your case in the most favorable light.
A permanent partial or permanent total disability award may be influenced by:
- Skill set
- Inability to engage in certain actions
- Pain or stiffness
- Limitation of motion
We are dedicated to helping Wisconsin’s hard-working people. If you suffered a work-related injury, let us investigate to see if you have a viable claim. Call (414) 240-1185 today! Hablamos Español.