Permanent Total Disability

Nashville Permanent Total Disability Attorney

A workplace injury may leave you totally disabled, unable to return to your job or any job. Fortunately, workers' compensation insurance makes allowance for this turn of events. Even considering that workers' compensation benefits may not provide as ample an income as an employee's salary once did, they at least provide a steady financial base for a disabled former worker.

A worker who is determined to be permanently and totally disabled according to doctors' assessments in light of the Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, by the American Medical Association (AMA), will qualify for maximum weekly payment benefits. The total amount of benefits that the worker is entitled to will depend on the part of the body that is disabled.

Permanent disability benefits are normally paid biweekly over the period of time necessary to pay the entire amount agreed upon by you and the state. In some cases, the state agrees to pay permanent disability benefits in a lump sum. The maximum amount of benefits that may be paid to you depends on the date your compensable injury occurred. Consult with a workers' compensation attorney to get an idea as to what your permanent disability benefits are likely to amount to. Will it be in your best interests to accept a lump-sum settlement? Discuss the particulars of your case and determine with an attorney's help whether there is any room to push the state for higher benefit amounts.

How can you prove that you should receive workers' compensation benefits on the basis of a permanent total disability in Tennessee? Disability lawyer Donald D. Zuccarello has helped many clients tap into all available compensation in such cases, including, in some cases, a second injury fund set aside specifically for workers whose pre-existing injuries have been exacerbated by new injuries.

Tennessee Disability Lawyer

We welcome your inquiry at our law offices in Nashville. Permanent total disability? Lawyers at the Law Office of Donald D. Zuccarello can evaluate your case and make recommendations, with no obligation. For a free consultation, please call 877-918-2395 or contact us online.

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