Melbourne, Winter Garden, and Sanford Permanent Partial Disability Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If an employee suffers permanent personal injury and is able to return to work, even in a different capacity than previously served before the injury, the victim may be entitled to permanent partial disability (PPD) workers’ compensation benefits. For nearly 20 years the Orlando law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A. – near Melbourne, Winter Garden, and Sanford, Florida – our workers’ compensation lawyer has helped workplace injury victims obtain fair compensation for their suffering. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and have countless successful workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, personal injury, and wrongful death claims to our credit.
If you have suffered a construction site injury or another workplace injury, contact the law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., today. We will evaluate your workers’ compensation claim. Serving Melbourne, Winter Garden, Sanford, and Florida victims statewide, our workers’ compensation lawyer can help you recover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
Permanent partial disability benefits are based on the American Medical Association’s disability rating procedures outlined in The Guides to Evaluating Permanent Impairment. The medical provider will assign an impairment rating, or a percentage which illustrates the level of injury. Our Sanford, Melbourne, and Winter Garden-area workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to determine whether your impairment rating is appropriate for your injuries and whether the benefits assigned to you are fair.
There are two different types of impairment ratings:
- Extremity ratings : Extremity injury victims receive benefits based on the severity of the injury; not the based on wage or age.
- Whole person : “Whole person” ratings are assigned to those with head, neck, back, and torso injuries. These victims receive benefits based on a formula based on a formula detailed in the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act and do take in account wage and age.
It seems that with all these guides and rules, designating a person at maximum medical improvement (MMI) or assigning a disability rating would be pretty straightforward. However, disagreements arise on these topics all the time. This is another area where it is helpful to have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer on your side.
Contact Our Orlando Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Workers’ compensation lawyer Frank Eidson helps injured workers recover the funds needed to pay for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, permanent disability, pain and suffering, and other damages. If an employee suffers permanent personal injury and is able to return to work, even in a different capacity than previously served before the injury, the victim may be entitled to permanent partial disability (PPD) workers’ compensation benefits. Serving Sanford, Melbourne, and Winter Garden-area victims our workers’ compensation lawyer can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled. Please contact the law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., for more information about your potential claim.