Permanent Disability Claims
Walnut Creek Workers' Comp Lawyer
Many workplace injuries are minor, requiring no more than basic first aid, while other can require more serious treatment, such as broken bones or deep cuts and lacerations. Other injuries can be even more severe, resulting in temporary or permanent impairment. When a person is impaired, they are physically or psychologically altered or damaged, but not in a way that affects their ability to work. However, should that impairment interfere with their work capacity, it can be classified as a disability. Though a large number of injured workers experience temporary disability that recedes over time, some injuries cause permanent disability.
Compensation for Permanent Disability in California
When an employee is determined to be permanently disabled under AMA guidelines, he or she is eligible for disability benefits. Calculating the amount of disability payments for permanent disability is a very complex process. First, the injured worker must be evaluated by a doctor. That doctor must then provide a comprehensive report on his or her impairment and provide an impairment rating, or "impairment number." This number must then be entered into a formula to calculate the employee's percentage of impairment. This percentage is then used to determine your weekly compensation in comparison to your weekly wages at the time of the injury.
Consult with a Permanent Disability Attorney in Walnut Creek Today
Only a Walnut Creek workers' comp lawyer can give you the best possible chance of obtaining the most workers' compensation possible. If you have been injured on the job, call the Law Offices of Jonathan Brand to make sure that you are properly evaluated and receive adequate compensation for your disability. With more than two decades of experience and extensive knowledge in workers' comp, personal injury, and crossover cases, attorney Jonathan Brand has proven his high levels of legal skill. Call today to schedule a consultation.
Contact a Walnut Creek permanent disability lawyer today to fight for adequate disability payments.