What is the Difference Between Permanent and Temporary Disability?

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Permanent disability is lifelong and impacts earning ability, while temporary disability is for recoverable injuries with limited work capacity. When navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation claims, understanding the distinctions between permanent and temporary disability is crucial. These terms play a vital role in determining the benefits an injured worker is eligible for. This article … Read more

Updated: March 27, 2024

Understanding Temporary and Permanent Disability in Workers’ Comp


Understanding temporary and permanent disability in workers’ comp is crucial for securing the right benefits and support for work-related injuries. Navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation can be challenging, especially when dealing with the intricacies of temporary and permanent disability. This guide aims to provide you with a general understanding of these concepts, helping you … Read more

Updated: December 19, 2023

How Long Can You Stay on Workers Compensation in Missouri?

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The amount of time when you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation depends on what types of benefits you qualify for. The workers’ compensation system is designed to protect workers who get injured on the job or develop occupational diseases because of work conditions. Workers’ compensation covers medical treatments until MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement) and … Read more

Updated: June 2, 2021

What Is Odd-Lot Permanent Total Disability and How Can It Be Proven?

From a medical standpoint, a permanent disability that affects 100% of your body is pretty rare. You’ve likely heard the term ‘permanent total disability’, especially in relation to a workers’ comp claim. It’s used to describe a severe case where the injured worker’s condition prevents them from not just going back to their initial job, … Read more

Updated: October 13, 2020

What if You Can’t Return to Work Again Due to Your Work Injury?

To qualify for permanent total disability, you will need to prove that your injuries are severe enough that you can never work again. Each year millions of Americans are injured while on the job. However, some workplace injuries are more severe than others, and some injured workers may be out of commission for a long … Read more

Understanding Lifetime Medical Coverage Under Workers Compensation

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Missouri workers can rest assured that if they get injured at work, they are generally entitled to worker’s compensation benefits that will help them financially through their recovery. However, some injured workers may not be so fortunate and may not completely recover from their injuries, in which case their entire lives are changed. It can … Read more

Updated: February 25, 2020