Permanent Disability Benefits
Bakersfield Workers' Compensation Attorney: (661) 460-5557
While some workers suffer
temporary disabilities, other workers never recover from a work injury, resulting in a permanent
disability. If your doctor has determined that you will not recover fully
from your injuries, or if your injuries are getting worse, then you may
be eligible for permanent disability (PD) benefits.
How PD payments are calculated:
- Disability rating
- Date of injury
- Wages prior to injury
- Whether employer provides alternative work
If your condition has not improved but has not gotten worse, then you may
need to have a doctor write a "permanent and stationary" (P&S) report.
Discuss your concerns with a Bakersfield workers' compensation attorney
at Campbell Whitten. We can explain more about PD benefits, payments,
and how to begin the process.
Start with a
of your claim.
Determining Your Disability Rating
Your disability will be rated with a percentage. This percentage reflects
the limitations your disability presents in your work and your ability
to earn a living. An attorney can help you dispute your rating if you
feel it is inaccurate.
Disability ratings are based on:
- Your medical condition
- Date of injury
- The degree in which your job caused your disability, as opposed to other
factors (known as "apportionment")
- Multiplying by an adjustment factor (1.4 if injured in 2013 or later; based
on reduced future earning capacity if before 2013)
Free Consultation: Call Us at (661) 460-5557
At Campbell Whitten, we strongly advocate on behalf of injured workers.
We understand that the claims process is not easy and is often plagued
with administrative rules and obstacles. Our team can personally take
you through the entire process, from the initial application to the appeals
process. Get hands-on, dedicated, and attentive counsel when you work with us.
at (661) 460-5557 to go over your claim.