One of the most common types of Workers’ Compensation claims filed is for permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits. Unlike a total disability, which results in a worker no longer being able to work, a permanent partial disability means an individual can still work, but there may be limitations. Since there are limitations, the worker may end up having a lower salary, which is why there are permanent partial disability benefits.
Injuries that Lead to Permanent Partial Disability
Knowing the injuries commonly attributed to permanent partial disability can help you as you build your case with a Workers’ Compensation attorney. The injuries that people often receive permanent partial disability benefits include:
- nerve damage;
- carpal tunnel syndrome;
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
- hearing loss;
- knee injury; and
- vision loss of one eye.
Although these are permanent injuries or illness, it doesn’t necessarily mean work opportunities aren’t available. However, impairment from these conditions could result in having to perform new work and therefore, making less money than before the injury or illness.
To learn more about the requirements for permanent partial disability, you may wish to seek legal counsel. An attorney can also help you learn which type of PDD benefits you are entitled to receive.
Contact a Richmond Workers’ Comp Attorney
When you have difficulties with your Workers’ Compensation claim, a Richmond Workers’ Comp attorney can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a Workers’ Comp attorney at the Injured Worker’s Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.