Once a worker reaches the status of “maximum medical improvement,” but still is suffering from a work-related injury, that worker may be eligible to receive permanent impairment benefits. This includes permanent partial disability and total disability benefits. At the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our firm can answer any questions that you may have about permanent disability benefits. We work hard in representing the injured worker. Both workers who cannot work and those who can return to some type of employment may be eligible to receive these benefits in CaliforniaSan Francisco Bay Area Workplace Accident Lawyers
PPD benefits are paid to workers who have a permanent physical impairment but are able to return to some type of employment. PTD benefits are for workers who cannot return to any type of employment as the result of an on-the-job injury. PTD benefits are defined as two-thirds of the worker’s wages for the lifetime of the worker and the amount of these benefits is subject to certain limits.
If you believe that you or someone you love has an injury that should be considered a permanent disability, it is important to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to protect your rights and understand your options.Contact Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
At Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, we can help you understand more about permanent disability benefits and your rights. Call us at (650) 345-8484 to arrange a free case evaluation or send us an e-mail to learn more information.