Workers’ Compensation Disability Types

Workplace injuries can range in severity and consequences. Pulled muscles, ligament strains, and broken bones are painful and can keep you out of work for days, weeks, or months. More serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and blindness, may be life-threatening or result in years or a lifetime of disability.

 

Whether you suffered an injury that results in a temporary or a permanent disability, you may be struggling to pay for your medical treatments and day-to-day living expenses. This can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones, but you don’t have to face it alone. The Nashville workers’ compensation attorneys at Ponce Law know what you’re going through, and we want to help.

When you contact us, our legal team will determine the extent of your injuries, and help you file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance or benefits. You shouldn’t have to worry about money when you suffered an on-the-job injury. Let us take care of your legal claim while you focus on getting better and getting back to work—dial (800) 363-9113 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Types of Temporary Disability Benefits

There are two types of temporary disability benefits:

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
    If your injury is temporary but prohibits you from doing any work, you may be eligible to receive TTD benefits until you’ve recovered and are able to return to your job.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)
    If your injury is temporary and you’re still able to complete some of the work you did before your accident, you may be eligible to receive TPD benefits until you can take on a full workload again.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville workers’ compensation attorneys stand up for the rights of workers like you who were injured on the job. You deserve money for your workplace injury, and we’ll do our best to help you get it.

Types of Permanent Disability Benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits that provide money to people who suffer permanent disabilities include:

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits
    Workers who suffer injuries that affect parts of their bodies and aren’t expected to heal may qualify for PPD benefits. This may include conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve damage, or loss of vision in one eye.
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits
    PTD benefits are awarded to workers who suffer disabilities that prevent them from returning to the workforce in any capacity. Conditions that quality for PTD benefits include blindness, paralysis, amputation, and more.

Determining the extent of your injuries and whether your disability is temporary, permanent, partial, or total can be confusing—and your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance may not give you the benefits you deserve. Don’t settle for decreased benefits. Let Ponce Law help.

We Know Temporary and Permanent Disability Claims

The workers’ compensation attorneys at Ponce Law know that disability ratings aren’t always accurate. When you call us, we’ll investigate your injuries and the nature of your disability to make sure you’re eligible to receive the maximum compensation you need for your lost wages and injury-related expenses.

Between the pain of your injury, your concerns about when you’ll be able to get back to work, and whether you can afford your medical bills and daily living expenses, you have enough to worry about already. The last thing you need is weeks, months, or even years of back-and-forth with your employer and the workers’ compensation board while trying to get fairly compensated for what you’ve been through.

When you contact us, you’ll be able to relax and know that your claim is in good hands. We do everything with our clients’ best interests in mind, and that includes maximizing their chances of getting their claims approved and getting full compensation for their injuries, their current and future medical bills, and their current and future lost wages. Contact us today—we’re ready to put our experience to work for you.