Total Disability - Missouri Permanent Total Disability Benefits Lawyer
Workers compensation should cover all of your medical expenses forever; if you do not precisely follow all instructions when applying for benefits, you may not get the full extent of compensation you deserve for your permanent total disability.
Have you suffered a permanent disability after a workplace accident? Workers compensation should cover all of your medical expenses forever; if you do not precisely follow all instructions when applying for benefits, you may not get the full extent of compensation you deserve for your permanent total disability. At the Law Office of James Hoffmann, we protect the rights of individuals who have developed a permanent disability as the result of an on-the-job accident.
Workers compensation laws provide compensation based on a statutory guideline, assessing benefits according to a value placed on the specific body part (i.e. knee, finger, arm, hand, etc.) and the seriousness of the injury. After your treatment is over and you have reached the point of maximum medical improvement, our lawyer will help ensure that a doctor provides a fair opinion about the effects of your disability. This is actually the most critical step towards resolving your case. How much compensation you receive depends on your previous wage and the extent of your disability according to your doctor. Getting an accurate and objective assessment is vital in seeking a fair treatment.
What if I am unable to return to work because of my injury?
If you are permanently and totally disabled from all types of employment, you may qualify for permanent total disability benefits under the Missouri Workers Compensation Law. However, in order to qualify for these benefits, you must be unable to work in any line of work in the labor market because of your compensable injury or occupational disease. The weekly rate for these benefits is the same as the temporary total rate.
Coping with Permanent Disabilities
While most people return to work, if you’re seriously injured and can no longer be employed in any capacity, then we are here to help you seek permanent total disability benefits. These cases are more serious and require careful consideration. We have experience handling all aspects of these claims.
Contact Us Regarding your Permanent Total Disability Benefits
From our offices in St. Louis, Missouri, we help injured workers throughout the state of Missouri come up with plans for your future after your Permanent Total Disability. Handling workers compensation cases on a contingency basis, we do not charge attorney fees unless we help you recover benefits. Please call (314) 361-4300 or toll free at (888) 872-6795. You can also complete our Online Case Evaluation Form. All communications are returned promptly.