One of the most common types of Virginia Workers Compensation claims filed is for permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits.
Unlike a total disability, which results in the inability to return to work, a permanent partial disability means you can
still work, but you have some permanent limitations due to your workplace injury.
Common injuries leading to Permanent Partial Disability:
- nerve damage
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- hearing loss
- ankle injury
- leg injury
- knee injury
- arm injury
- wrist injury
- elbow injury
- shoulder injury
- vision loss of one eye
- back or neck injuries that lead to loss of function of a limb
Although these are permanent injuries, 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. A Virginia workers compensation attorney can also help you learn which type of PDD benefits you are entitled to receive.
About the Author: Michele Lewane
The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia workers’ compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.