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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.

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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
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • 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.

Call us at (661) 460-5557 to go over your claim.