Permanent disability is available to employees who were injured while on
the job, but who didn’t fully recover from any of their injuries.
When work injuries leave the victim at a permanent and serious disadvantage,
they are entitled to these benefits as a means of financial survival for
the years to come. Only once it has been proven you have reached maximum
medical improvement, also known as MMI, can you be eligible for this form
of assistance. Once someone is a recipient of these benefits, he or she
cannot receive any temporary disability payments any longer.
Permanent disability benefits can be in one of two ways, including total
permanent disability and partial permanent disability. Partial includes
anyone who is considered anything less than 100% disabled, while total
is for those who have sustained and suffered from the worst injuries possible--including
amputations or loss of eyesight, rendering him or her unable to work again.
The process of obtaining permanent disability benefits involves a full
workup and evaluation from a trusted medical doctor to vouch for the extent
of your injuries and whether or not they truly leave you in the position
of being unable to work. The full workup and report is translated into
a percentage, which then determines whether you are eligible for partial
or total disability benefits.
Contact Our Billings Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you or a loved one is in need of a
Billings workers’ compensation attorney who will go the distance on your behalf, look no further than Odegaard
Braukmann Law, PLLC. Our legal team is unafraid of a challenge, because
we are committed to protecting and promoting your best interests. Allow
us to fight for the rights you deserve today.
Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm by
calling (406) 640-4441.