A work injury lawyer in Richmond can help you sort through your medical records and testimony to figure out if you qualify for permanent disability.

If you have been severely injured on the job and are unable to return to work, you may qualify for permanent disability payments through Workers’ Compensation. Proving permanent disability can be difficult and it requires a lot of evidence and documentation like medical records.

As a disabled worker, first determine if you suffered an injury that may automatically qualify for permanent disability through Workers’ Compensation. These are typically very serious injuries like spinal cord injuries with paralysis of an arm, leg or trunk. 

In addition to spinal cord injuries and paralysis, amputation of an arm, hand, foot or leg may automatically qualify as well. Like paralysis, the loss of a limb greatly affects your ability to perform most jobs and even seemingly menial tasks.

Severe brain or head injuries have similar effects. Head injuries that commonly qualify for permanent disability are evidenced by severe coordination or motor control difficulties, problems communicating, and more. Severe burns or total blindness may also automatically qualify.

If your injury was not listed here but it is preventing you from performing in any line of work within a 50 mile radius of your home, you can still qualify. Your ability to return to work is defined by your injuries as well as your job experience, training, the job market in your area.

Contact a work injury attorney in Richmond if you are unsure if your injury qualifies for permanent disability payments or if you would just like more information. Many are unsure if they qualify and whether other benefits may impact a workers’ comp claim. Call a Richmond work injury lawyer for disabled workers at the Injured Workers’ Law Firm today for a free consultation. Contact us at 1-877-755-7744.