Permanent and Total Disability means a loss to both hands, both arms, both feet, both eyes, or a combination of two of these body parts. Additional medical problems that can enable a claimant to qualify for total disability include paralysis and brain injury. Medical evidence will be required to show your injury meets the full requirements. In these types of cases, it’s advisable to have a lawyer make sure the medical reports and evidence are prepared properly because so much money is at stake.
Normally, your lost wages (2/3 limit) are capped at 500 weeks. For partial permanent injuries there are additional caps. For permanent and total disability, there is no cap. You are entitled to 2/3 of your wages for your lifetime. If you have sustained a permanent injury to any two ratable body parts, and your doctors have given you permanent work restrictions, you may qualify for permanent and total disability, which may put you in position to engage in a very substantial settlement of your claim.
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If you’ve been seriously and permanently hurt in a workplace accident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to help you fight for the full and fair compensation that you need. Norfolk attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., has helped thousands of injured workers and has been trying cases in Virginia and in North Carolina for over 25 years. The employer’s insurance carrier will have a lawyer on their side, so you need a lawyer who will fight for you. Contact Joe Miller Law, Ltd., today by calling (888) 694-1671 for the experienced representation you deserve.