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Permanent Partial Disability

Have You Suffered Permanent Harm in a Work Injury?

If you have experienced any permanent bodily damage in a work accident in Connecticut, you may be entitled to a lump sum settlement for permanent partial disability (PPD). This is the case whether or not you are currently able to go back to your regular job.

At the Law Offices of Ralph A. Russo, just outside Hartford, our experienced workers' compensation lawyers pursue fair compensation for clients who have received permanent partial disabilities in workplace accidents. To learn more, contact us for a free consultation.

Seeking the Lump Sum Settlement You Deserve

At some point while you are being treated for your work injury, your doctor will likely decide that you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). If you have reached MMI, it means that you have recovered as much as you possibly can with the help of available medical treatments.

If, at this point, your doctor believes you have suffered a permanent partial disability, you are legally entitled to money compensation.

Doctors make permanent partial disability ratings under American Medical Association guidelines. The compensation for a rated disability to a particular part of your body is determined by Connecticut workers' compensation law.

Permanent partial disability benefits are simply meant to compensate you for a loss in your ability to use a body part. If your disability causes you to suffer a greater-than-average loss in earning capacity in your profession, you may be entitled to additional benefits.

Understanding Your Job Placement Rights

If you are unable to return to your regular job due to your permanent partial disability but your employer has another job that you are qualified for and able to do, you are entitled to be offered that job. However, your employer does not need to create a new job just for you.

Our lead attorney, Ralph A. Russo, is certified as a Workers' Compensation Specialist by the Connecticut Bar Association. We have the experience to guide you through each stage of the process.

Contact us to discuss your workers' comp claim with a lawyer who will help you understand and pursue your options. We do not charge attorney's fees unless we help you get benefits.

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