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Permanent Loss of Earning Capacity

Helping Workers Who Have Permanently Lost the Ability to Do Their Job

A work accident can be particularly traumatic if it prevents you from doing the job you have been trained for. Both your earning capacity and the course of your life can be altered permanently.

In Connecticut, workers' compensation commissioners can provide additional benefits for people who have suffered a permanent loss of earning capacity. At the Law Offices of Ralph A. Russo, just outside Hartford, we are experienced at helping clients obtain these benefits.

Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced workers' comp lawyer.

Understanding How Compensation Is Determined

Connecticut has two ways of compensating workers who have been permanently injured. Permanent partial disability ratings cover the impact that the loss of a particular bodily function has on the average injured worker. However, the law recognizes that this is not fair for everyone.

If your job requires a bodily function that has been permanently harmed due to your work injury, your loss of earning capacity may be greater than average. For instance:

  • A workers' compensation attorney who suffers a permanent hand injury but is still able to do his or her job just as well as before will probably be limited to permanent partial disability compensation.
  • A professional piano player who suffers exactly the same injury may not be able to play as well and may even need to find a new profession. He or she will probably be entitled to additional compensation for the loss of earning capacity.

Of course, most cases are not as clean-cut as this. Insurance companies are usually very reluctant to pay compensation for loss of earning capacity unless ordered to do so by a workers' compensation commissioner.

Analyzing Your Case to Help You Seek a Fair Outcome

Our lead attorney, Ralph A. Russo, is certified by the Connecticut Bar Association as a Workers' Compensation Specialist. He has helped many clients get benefits for permanent loss of earning capacity.

We are experienced at addressing issues such as how much compensation you are entitled to, how long you will receive it, whether your payments will be dependent on how much you earn, and whether injured workers are generally discriminated against in your industry or profession.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you pursue a positive outcome after you have suffered a permanent loss of earning capacity. We do not charge attorney's fees unless we help you get benefits.

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49 Welles St. #212
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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