Raleigh Permanent Disability Lawyers
Sometimes a severe accident can leave a worker with life-long medical complications. If this has happened to you, you may be entitled to compensation beyond your initial medical bills. This compensation is meant to help you and your family cope with your reduced earning capabilities.
Raleigh permanent disability lawyers Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC are prepared to help workers with their permanent disability claims. We can inform you of your rights and make sure you get the full compensation allowed for your circumstances. Contact our offices at 919-851-3311.
We can help you with:
- Permanent Disability Claims Filing Assistance
- Permanent Disability Appeals
- Permanent Disability Litigation
Permanent Partial Disability
If your injury has caused you to lose some or all of the functioning in one body part, you can receive compensation for the effect this will have on your wages. The typical compensation is 2/3 of your average wages, within certain minimum and maximum amounts. The length of time you will receive payments is determined by the body part injured and the extent of the damage.
The level of damage done will be determined by your doctor. He or she will determine a percentage of functioning that you have lost. For example, he or she may determine that you still have 50% functioning in your injured hand. Since a total injury (100% loss of functioning) would entitle you to compensation for 200 weeks, a 50% injury entitles you to 100 weeks of compensation.
Different body parts have different lengths of compensation: an eye is 100 weeks, while a thumb is 75 weeks. A Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyer can provide further details about your specific case.
Permanent Total Disability and Disfigurement
If you have lost functioning in both of your eyes, hands, feet, arms, or legs, or a combination of any two of these body parts, you may receive total disability compensation. This typically includes medical expenses and 2/3 of your wages for the rest of your life.
The law defines “disfigurement” as severe scars on the head or face, or permanent damage to an important bodily organ. If you have suffered one of these injuries, you could receive $10,000 – $20,000 as compensation.
To discuss your case with an experienced Raleigh workers’ compensation attorney, contact the offices of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 919-851-3311.