How permanent total disability works
While working at the factory one day, you fall and break your back. Your entire life has just changed in a blink of an eye. You are now paralyzed from the neck down and you no longer able to work. How are you going to live? How can you support your family now? What about all these medical bills?
First, if this happens to you, make sure you contact Jersey City workers compensation lawyer Anthony Carbone straight away. He will help you make heads or tails of the complex legal process.
When you are severely injured to the point that you can not work anymore, what will happen is you will go on permanent total disability. What this means is you will receive weekly benefits for a period of up to 450 weeks, which is approximately eight years. After that time period, your condition will be reassessed. If you are still unable to earn a wage, your benefits will continue on. The rates are based upon 70 percent of the average weekly wage. To figure out how much you will receive, click here.
Do you need help with your workers’ compensation claim? The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone is ready to assist you. Call us today for a free consultation. For more information about workers’ compensation, click here.