(Code of Virginia – Source http://leg1.state.va.us/)
“The weekly compensation on account of total and permanent incapacity as defined by subsection C of § 65.2-503 shall continue for the lifetime of the injured employee without limit as to total amount.”
“Compensation shall be awarded pursuant to § 65.2-500 for permanent and total incapacity when there is:
- Loss of both hands, both arms, both feet, both legs, both eyes, or any two thereof in the same accident;
- Injury for all practical purposes resulting in total paralysis, as determined by the Commission based on medical evidence; or
- Injury to the brain which is so severe as to render the employee permanently unemployable in gainful employment.”
Permanent Total Benefits are not easy to get in the state of Virginia. If you believe you or a loved one fits the definition of Permanently Totally disabled as the result of a work injury, you need an experienced attorney on your side as the process for applying and receiving benefits can be long and confusing. My office has helped several people with this process over the years and we are here to help.
If you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order my book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” by clicking this link, or call our office today (804) 755-7755.
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