In the state of California and will never be able to fully recover from a workplace injury, permanent disability benefits are available. This is also true for those who have lasting pain or limitations caused by any injuries. To be eligible for permanent disability benefits in California, your doctor must say that you have reached any improvement possible and further medical treatment is not likely to improve your condition over the next year.
Those who can possibly recover and return to work without any limitations would be only eligible for temporary disability benefits. . A total disability is one that is so physically or mentally debilitating that the worker isn’t expected to be able to work in any capacity. How much benefit you are eligible for will depend on whether you have a total or partial disability.
There is a lot to consume when it comes to work related injuries and disability. You should always contact an attorney that specializes in workman’s comp law in California. The laws can be confusing and the jargon is complex. Make sure your rights are covered.
When your work related injury does not qualify as a 100% disability, it’s considered a partial disability. The amount paid out on partial disability is estimated on your permanent disability rating. This rating first requires a medical report from your doctor. The medical report will identify any physical or mental limitations that you still have as a result of your injuries.
This process also uses a rating process to determine your permanent disability rating. The formula used in this rating process considers your age, occupation, and ability to earn future wages. It is very important to fully understand your PD rating. An experienced attorney can be very helpful to you during this process.