Compassionate New York Permanent Partial Disability Attorneys

Severance, Burko, Spalter & Masone, PC provides diligent, reliable representation

Permanent partial disability (PPD) occurs when an employee's wage-earning capacity is permanently lost due to an accident on the job. PPD is a form of disability that you are not expected to recover from but does not render you completely disabled. Thus, you might be able to return to work at some point but it may be in a diminished capacity. Permanent partial disability often involves one of the following types of injuries:


  • Breaks and fractures
  • Amputations
  • Surgeries
  • Tears
  • Dislocations
  • Second and third degree burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of use of a body part
  • Spinal injuries


If you have experienced this type of injury at work, you may be entitled to medical benefits, wage loss benefits and sometimes a Schedule Loss of Use award. The knowledgeable attorneys at Severance, Burko, Spalter & Masone, PC can help you prepare and file your claim.

We help you get the most out of PPD and Schedule Loss of Use awards

With a PPD classification you receive medical benefits and reduced earnings compensation if your injury results in the inability to perform your job functions prior to the accident. Here are some basic guidelines regarding awards:


  • Under New York law, if the injury occurred before March 13, 2007, benefits are payable as long as the disability exists and results in lost wages unless treated as a Schedule Loss of Use (SLU).
  • If the injury occurred on or after March 13, 2007, benefits are received for a certain number of weeks based on the claimants' loss of wage-earning capacity.
  • If you lose entirely or simply lose use of a body part, you might qualify for an SLU award, which is a type of PPD that offers compensation for a set number of weeks depending on the type and severity of your loss.


Our attorneys provide you with unmatched assistance to ensure you do not get lost when encountering these difficult, multifaceted laws.

Our Brooklyn and Staten Island attorneys provide the PPD claims assistance you need

The physical, mental and financial impact of suffering a disability can be devastating if you are unable to obtain medical and lost wage assistance. Our law firm has been aiding clients in obtaining these benefits for decades by finding the right doctors, gathering and reviewing evidence, filing complete and accurate applications and handling appeals if claims are denied. We have years of experience dealing with the Workers' Compensation Board and Social Security Administration, arguing our client's claims. We take the time to evaluate the extent of your injuries and explain complex legal issues, all aimed toward getting you the benefits you deserve. We are available to discuss your disability options at any time.

For assistance with your disability claim, get in touch with us today

We are dedicated to serving working class and disabled persons in and around Brooklyn and Staten Island. With over 35 years of disability and workers' compensation experience, our law firm provides compassionate representation when helping you obtain benefits and compensation for your injuries. Your initial consultation is free and our services are provided on a contingency fee basis. Call us at (718) 625-2300 to set up an appointment with us today.