Stockton Permanent Disability Cases
Work Injury Firm Assisting Disabled Californians
Many injured workers fully recover to resume their work and previous lifestyle. However, in some situations, a work-related injury can result in permanent disability. This is defined as a lasting disability that interferes with your ability to earn a living. At the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian, our Stockton workers’ compensation lawyers help clients with permanent injuries.
What is Permanent Disability?
Workers with a lasting disability caused by a job-related injury are entitled to
permanent disability benefits, even if they are able to return to work. These benefits are limited and do not generally cover the full amount of your lost income. How much compensation you are entitled to will be determined by the analysis of a doctor of the percentage of your work potential that was lost, due to the injury. Your benefits will be expressed as this percentage.
The benefit amounts are determined by:
- The date of the injury
- The impairment level, as determined by your doctor
- A formula that includes the percentage of impairment, age, and occupation
- The final determination and calculation is made by a judge or evaluator for permanent disability
Disputing the Doctor’s Report
Some injured workers may not agree with the evaluation from the doctor. In this case, there are options available. The process can be complex and seem overwhelming, but an experienced Stockton workers’ compensation attorney can offer valuable advice and guidance as you navigate this process. Our attorneys take the time to explain your options and help you make the right decision for your situation.
There are many rules and regulations associated with workers’ compensation and permanent disability claims, and it is imperative that all deadlines and regulations be followed. For this reason, you should not hesitate to contact a qualified disability attorney, as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian, we offer a free initial consultation to give you the opportunity to have your case evaluated and your questions answered.
Request a consultation with a Stockton workers’ compensation attorney today by calling (209) 762-8511.