Permanent Partial Disability
North Carolina Permanent Partial Disability Lawyer
Injuries at work can lead to significant hardships. If you or a loved one was injured in the workplace, talk to a North Carolina law firm dedicated to pursuing compensation and benefits for our clients. Call 1-866-900-7078 today for a free initial conversation. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, our lawyers have a deep grasp of the North Carolina workers’ compensation system. We put experience and resources to work for clients.
Permanent partial disability (PPD) workers’ compensation benefits are those which employees may be entitled to if they have sustained a permanent disability to certain body parts (e.g., arms, legs, back, hands). Benefits for less than the total loss of a body part are calculated by the treating physician on a percentage basis. This calculation is referred to as a “PPD rating.”
In the case of disfigurement, workers who have sustained scarring or damage to internal organs not specifically covered under PPD rules may be entitled to additional compensation up to $10,000.
What You Need to Know About Permanent Partial Disability
When considering PPD benefits, it’s important to know that you have a right to a second opinion by the provider of your choice at the insurance carrier’s expense.
PPD sounds like a final and determinative matter. The reality is that PPD may be only a fraction of many final workers’ compensation settlements. Many workers’ compensation claimants find out about their PPD rating by exploring the Form 26 case resolution. If you are considering a Form 26 resolution, think about consulting a team with North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in workers’ compensation law to explore other settlement options.
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Serious injuries demand serious attention. Don’t leave your future to chance. Take action! Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free initial review and conversation about your case. You may also contact us online. Call now to see if one of our North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers can help you with your permanent partial disability claim.
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