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Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Benefits for a Permanently Disabled Worker

Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Benefits for a Permanently Disabled Worker

Huntsville Worker Comp Lawyer Benefits for a Permanently Disabled Worker: If you have suffered a serious work injury, depending on you previous job history, education, age and the effects of your job injury (including the side effects of your medication), you may end up being unable to return to gainful employment. If you believe this is what you are facing, you are most likely already dealing with anxiety and fear about your future and you really don't know what benefits are available. The attorneys at Powell and Denny are here to answer any questions you may have.

First off, being totally disabled or permanently disabled does not mean that you are totally helpless. Being totally disabled under the Alabama Workers Compensation system means that, as the result of your job injury, you are no longer capable of performing your previous job duties and are unable to perform other reasonable gainful employment (i.e. work that the worker is suited for given their previously obtained job skills, rate of pay, education, age and education). Under the Alabama workers compensation system, the term reasonable employment takes into account the money you used to be able to make. If you were a master electrician making $35 per hour, a job as a greeter at Wal-Mart for $8.00 an hour is not similar to what you used to be able to make, and you can still be entitled to permanent total disability benefits. Again, you do not have to be totally helpless or unable to work at all.

Permanent disability benefits entitle you to draw your temporary total disability check (2/3rd of your average weekly wage) for the rest of your life or until your condition improves to the extent you are no longer totally disabled. In addition, workers comp would remain liable for all of your related reasonably necessary medical treatment. Moreover, if your injury is serious enough to warrant permanent total disability benefits, you may also be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. In such a situation, it is vitally important to have the assistance of an attorney who has experience handling workers compensation and disability claims, as any settlement you agree to can have long lasting effects on any Social Security disability benefits you may be entitled to. In these cases, it is important to have an experienced Huntsville Workers Comp and Disability lawyer representing your best interests.

If you worked in Huntsville AL (or anywhere in the Madison County area*), you have suffered a serious job injury and believe that you may now be disabled, don't hesitate to contact the experienced Huntsville Workers Compensation lawyers at POWELL AND DENNY.

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Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Benefits for a Permanently Disabled Worker

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