Legalese Defined: Workers Compensation – Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)

In workers’ compensation cases, a permanent partial disability is a disability which is a) permanent in nature and b) not totally, 100% disabling such that you could get some kind of job, even if it isn’t the work you were doing before you were injured. For instance, if you injure your neck or back on the job and, after surgery and physical therapy you are found to be 30% disabled for what is expected to be the rest of your life, you will be found permanently, partially disabled. If, due to you permanent, partial disability, you are unable to earn as much money as you were before your accident, you may be entitled to ongoing benefits.

If you have questions about permanent partial disability call Segar & Sciortino to speak with one of our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney advocates.

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