Permanent Total Disability

Severance, Burko, Spalter, Masone & Laurette PC is devoted to representing injured workers with Permanent Total Disabilities

A Permanent Total Disability 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. Permanent Total is a disability that you are not expected to recover from and ranges from mental to physical disabilities sustained 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
  • Consequential injuries which occur after the initial accident but related to the claim

If is important to have a reliable attorney guide you through the process of filing a claim for Permanent Total Disability and following it through until benefits are received. Our New York Workers’ Compensation attorneys focus exclusively on workplace injuries and disabilities to provide you with the 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. 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 Permanent Total Disability would. Our experienced lawyers can help you determine the extent of your injuries and which options are best for you.

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 Workers’ Compensation Board. 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. Contact us today at (718) 625 2300 to set up an appointment at our Brooklyn or Long Island offices today.

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