What does totally diabled mean in Virginia law?

I cannot return to my job because of my work injury and this is the only type of job I’ve ever had.  Am I permanently and totally disabled?  No, not necessarily.  By law, to be permanently and totally disabled you have to have lost both arms, both legs, both eyes, hearing, or a have had a traumatic brain injury that would have left you ineligible for gainful employment in order to be able to seek permanent total disability benefits.


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