What is Total Disability Benefits Status?
“Total Disability” benefits status applies to injured workers for a period during which they are considered completely unable to work. If you are considered totally disabled and out of work for more than 104 weeks, your employer or its insurance company can require that you attend a medical examination to determine if the condition of your injury has left you at least 50% impaired based according to American Medical Association standards. This examination is referred to as an impairment rating evaluation (IRE). If your condition does not meet the 50% threshold, your status can change to “partial disability”.
Contact a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyer
Pursuing all the Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you may be entitled can be a complex and intimidating process. This is especially true when you are up against an employer or insurance company that seeks to delay, limit, reduce, prematurely terminate and outright deny your claim. For that reason, you need Pennsylvania workplace injury lawyers who thoroughly understand Workers’ Compensation laws and who are prepared to go up against employers and insurance carriers who know the process well and seek to manipulate it to their advantage.
The best way to protect your rights to all possible Workers’ Compensations benefits under the law is to contact a knowledgeable, experienced workplace accident attorney immediately after you are injured on the job. Conveniently located in Philadelphia, the experienced Pennsylvania and Delaware Workers’ Compensation lawyers of PearsonKoutcher, LLP, are available to meet with you to review your potential workplace injury claim and the many factors that can influence the amount and type of benefits to which you may be entitled. Contact us today to take the first step toward your successful claim and your recovery of all appropriate Workers’ Compensation benefits due to you under Pennsylvania or Delaware law.