Dedicated New York Permanent Total Disability Lawyers

Severance, Burko, Spalter & Masone is devoted to representing working class citizens

A permanent total disability (PTD) occurs when an employee's wage-earning capacity is permanently and totally lost. It generally means that you are unable to work full-time, part-time or even on a limited basis. PTD is a disability that you are not expected to recover from and ranges from mental to physical disabilities suffered in the workplace. These injuries can stem from a variety of on-the-job accidents including:


  • Slip and falls
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Injuries resulting in amputations
  • Muscle tears
  • Dislocated joints
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Severe nerve damage


If is important to have a reliable attorney guide you through the process of filing a claim for PTD and following it through until benefits are received. Our New York workers' compensation attorneys focus exclusively on worker injuries and disabilities to provide you with the satisfactory representation you deserve.

We understand your disability needs and help you obtain adequate benefits

If you are classified as permanently totally disabled, you are entitled to medical benefits and wage-replacement benefits for the rest of your life. You will be relieved of the duty to search for a job and there is no limit on the number of weeks workers' compensation will pay you. Under limited circumstances you may continue to engage in work provided your wages plus benefits do not exceed the maximum amount set by law. If you have only a partial disability that renders you unable to work due to compounding factors, you may be deemed to have a "total industrial disability," which will allow you to receive the same lifetime benefits that a PTD would. Our experienced lawyers can help you determine the extent of your injuries and which options are best for you.

Our Kings and Richmond county disability lawyers provide diligent representation

Our legal team works hard to help you obtain benefits so you can focus on treating your disability. With over 35 years of experience helping disabled New Yorkers obtain benefits, we work tirelessly to get you the benefits you are owed. We are proficient at demonstrating our client's permanent disabilities when filing claims and we handle appeals when applications are denied. If you have a permanent disability in New York and need help filing an application, appealing a denial or assistance getting benefits reinstated if denied or terminated, our attorneys are available to start helping you now.

For effective disability representation, contact us as soon as possible

Our attorneys and legal staff are dedicated to serving injured workers and disabled persons by providing aggressive representation when dealing with employers, insurance companies and the Social Security Administration. We handle claims from initial filing to settlement, judgment and appeals on a contingency fee basis so you pay no fee unless we recover for you. Come see us at our Brooklyn office Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm or set up an appointment at our Staten Island Office.