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Permanent Disability

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 Brand Peters LLP to make sure that you are properly evaluated and receive adequate compensation for your disability. With more than six decades of combined experience and extensive knowledge in workers' comp, personal injury, and crossover cases, our attorneys have proven their high levels of legal skill.

Fight for adequate disability payments with the help of our experienced disability lawyer. You can call us today to schedule a consultation.

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  • Worker Struck by Tree Trunk $3,787,502

    Head and neck injury as a result of being hit by a tree trunk.

  • Fall on the Job $2,626,750

    Sheet metal worker falls on the job site and suffers back, neck, and knee injuries.

  • Tractor Accident on the Job $500,000

    Tractor accident results in a serious leg injury.

  • Slip & Fall at Work $500,000

    Slip and fall at work resulting in back surgery.

  • Settlement $497,000

    Workers’ Compensation case settlement for chronic pain.

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