Colorado Permanent Disability Benefits Attorney
Workers’ Compensation for Those Suffering a Permanent Disability
When you are unable to recover fully from a work-related injury, you may qualify for a form of permanent disability under workers’ compensation. Whether you are eligible for permanent total disability or permanent partial disability benefits will depend on the rating you receive from your doctor and your ability to work in the future.
At the Picardi Law Firm in Denver, Colorado, we represent disabled workers seeking workers’ compensation benefits. We help injured workers obtain the benefits that they deserve for their injuries.
To speak to an attorney who has over 20 years of workers’ compensation experience, e-mail or call our Parker office today at 303-778-8881 to schedule a free initial consultation.
If you reach maximum medical improvement and are still not at 100 percent recovery, you may be classified as one of the following:
- Scheduled Impairment — This occurs when there is a loss a function affecting legs, arms, vision or hearing.
- Whole Person Impairment — This injury affects the function of something not listed on the schedule like the spine, lungs, or a mental impairment.
- Permanent Total Disability — This injury makes it impossible to earn any income.
If classified as suffering from a permanent total disability, you may be able to collect up to two-thirds of your wages for the rest of your life. Many times, people suffering from a permanent total disability seek to collect a lump-sum payment in lieu of monthly benefits.
Someone suffering from a schedule or whole person impairment can receive monthly benefits or a lump-sum payment. The amount of money owed to you will depend on the severity of your injury and the body part injured. We will work with you and medical experts to ensure that you are compensated adequately.
To learn more about obtaining permanent workers’ compensation benefits, contact us at the Picardi Law Firm and schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.
We don’t get a fee until we get you money.