The outcome of a Workers’ Compensation claim — and the amount of award received — can vary significantly from case to case. It is crucial to select the right attorney who understands your worth and will fight for the benefits you deserve.
A workers’ compensation case generally can be resolved in one of these ways:
- The best-case scenario. You get hurt at work, get paid your lost time, and have no permanent impairment. You can then return to work and make the same amount of money as you did before your injury.
- A “Schedule Loss of Use.” (SLU) or a “ Permanent Total or Partial Disability.” (PT or PPD) These types of resolution address permanency. An SLU usually applies to a case when injuries occur to arms, legs, or hands, but it could also apply to vision or hearing impairment. A “Schedule Loss of Use'' award is a cash award that compensates you for the loss of earning potential due to a permanent injury to a body part that results in loss of function. A PPD usually applies to a neck or back injury or severe injuries to your hands, arms or legs. Once found to have a permanent condition you will receive monetary benefits for a set period of time based on your Loss of Wage Earning Capacity. (LWEC)
- A Section 32 settlement. This type of settlement involves a one-time payment of benefits and usually culminates in your workers’ compensation case being closed.
As you can see, a workers’ compensation case can end in several different ways. The burden of proof lies on the injured individual — don’t try to carry that burden alone. Your claim’s outcome relies on the evidence provided and on the strategy used to argue your case. The talented attorneys at MCV Law will listen to your needs and ensure your case is thorough and complete. With over 40 years of experience, we’ll help you get your life back.
If you or a loved one have sustained an illness or injury while on the job, let MCV Law help you get your life back. Fill out the online form today for a free consultation.