Permanent Disability Benefits in Woodstock

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If you are injured and lose your ability to function in anyway and your doctor does not expect you to fully recover, you will be declared permanently disabled. When you are permanently disabled as a result of an injury suffered while on the job, you might be entitled to permanent disability benefits, which means you should a Woodstock workers’ compensation attorney who can help you throughout your claim.

When you’ve been injured on the job and are facing resistance from your employer, you should not hesitate to call Warlick & Craig, P.C. as soon as possible. We understand the extent to which our clients have been impacted by their injuries, and we work hard to relieve as much stress and difficulty from the process as possible so you can focus on what matters: your recovery and your continued care of your loved ones. We have earned a reputation based on immense success, and we have successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of those who have been injured while on the job. We also proudly operate on a contingency fee, which means we don’t recover benefits unless we are successful in recovering on your behalf.

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Total vs. Partial Disability

When you are declared permanently disabled, your doctor will determine whether you have been totally or partially disabled. Total disability is when you lose the capacity to gainfully work all together, and you will never recover to the point where you will be able to do so again. When you are partially disabled, you still have the ability to work, but in a limited capacity, and you will remain injured regardless of treatments or healing time for the foreseeable future.

Depending on which disability you are awarded, you could receive benefits amounting to a portion of your average weekly wages, or weekly payments for life at the state’s total disability rate in order to compensate you for the wages you have lost as a result of your injury.

Workers’ compensation can also provide you with benefits for:

  • Authorized medical treatments pertaining to the injury resulting in your disability
  • Reimbursement for travel to and from doctor visits for your injury
  • Assistance obtaining new employment and training if you cannot fulfill your old duty
  • Death benefits and funeral expenses should the injury cause you to pass away

Scheduled or Unscheduled Awards

If you are partially disabled, your condition may or may not fall into a disability schedule, depending on what part of your body is injured. For the most part, arms, ears, hands, feet, legs, and eyes are covered under these schedules, while head, spine, and organ injuries are not.

If your injury is scheduled, you can receive up to two-thirds of your weekly wages for a number of weeks determined by the schedule your injury falls under, up to a maximum of 160 weeks.

If your injury is unscheduled, then you can receive the same award for up to 300 weeks. However, for these injuries your award is reduced based on the percentage of disability your doctor awards you. For example, if your doctor declares you 50% disabled, you are eligible to receive up to 150 weeks of payments.

For more information about what types of benefits you could receive or assistance filing a worker’s compensation claim, contact Warlick & Craig, P.C. to discuss your case in further detail.

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