Permanent Total Disability occurs when an employee suffers an injury or occupational disease, which renders that person permanently unable to reenter the workforce at any level. In these situations, the Ohio workers’ compensation system provides a type of compensation that will compensate the injured worker for the rest of his or her life.
No one plans to be injured or fall ill due to the work that they are doing. So when this occurs, injured workers hope for a quick and full recovery. Unfortunately, however, some conditions are worse than others, and some workers find themselves unable to ever work again.
If you have found yourself in this position, you may feel helpless. After all, if you can’t continue to work, how are you supposed to pay your medical bills? Will you ever be able to make a steady income again?
Luckily, however, all hope is not lost. With Permanent Total Disability, the most seriously injured and ill workers have a way to continue to be able to pay their bills and—in most cases—stay financially stable. When Permanent Total Disability is filed correctly, and for the right person, it can be very beneficial to those whose injuries have taken away the possibility of returning to work.
At The Harris Firm, the only clients that we work with are injured workers. We understand that some injuries are more serious than others, resulting in more serious outcomes and impacts on their life. Many people that initially walk through our door are scared, confused, and nervous about the future. We work one-on-one with every one of our clients to help these feelings and fears about the future turn to feelings of confidence that they are taking the correct steps to reach happiness and comfort, even with their injury or illness.
If you have permanently been injured or have become ill due to a job related incident, you may qualify for Permanent Total Disability. However, this is not easily achieved on your own—you need legal assistance. At The Harris Firm, we can be that assistance. From the moment you contact us, you will begin to feel more confident and hopeful for your future. After all, you do not deserve the burden that this injury or illness has put on you, not only financially but emotionally and physically as well. We will not sit back and let your life become even more confusing and helpless. Call us today to get started.
The Permanent Total Disability process can be difficult and complicated.
The workers’ compensation system is bureaucratic and full of red tape. An unfortunate result is that many people who may be permanent and totally disabled have no idea of how to acquire this kind of compensation. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission have very strict rules to determine who does and does qualify for permanent total disability. The process is intentionally made to be difficult, as permanent total disability is meant to be granted only to the most seriously injured workers. Because the system makes obtaining permanent total disability benefits so difficult, you need all of the legal representation and help that you can get.
There are many potential missteps and mistakes that can make can make the process of securing workers’ compensation benefits. Some people find themselves having made many time-consuming and costly mistakes that may prevent them from obtaining the benefits that they deserve. By choosing to work with one of the workers’ compensation lawyers at The Harris Firm, you can obtain the advice necessary to avoid all of these mistakes or to clear up mistakes that may have been made in the past.
Settling Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
With the loss of a steady income, you might need money to begin pay down your bills that have can spiral out of control while you are out of work. Our team of attorneys can help you obtain a one-time lump-sum settlement instead of receiving workers’ compensation benefits overtime. At the Harris Firm, we consider settlements very seriously, and we make sure that if we do pursue a settlement that it is the right choice for you in your particular scenario.
Every client that we work with has a different individual goal. While we work only with injured workers, we understand that every worker is different. The Harris Firm take pride in not taking a cookie-cutter approach to anything that we do. When you choose to work with us, we will sit down with you and listen and listen to what you have to say. We will provide you the individualized attention you deserve, we need to understand the specifics. Every decision that is made will be made to help you reach your individual goals. Within this complicated system, you need a team that is prepared to deal with your case uniquely.
When dealing with a system that is stacked against you, make sure that you have legal representation to act as your advocate.
When you choose work with The Harris Firm, you put experience on your side.
The process for establishing permanent total disability benefits is long and complex. Many individuals suffering from work-related debilitating disabilities are left confused and without the benefits needed to cover their lost wages. At The Harris Firm, we have more than 40 years of experience helping injured workers obtain the benefits they are entitled to. When you select our law firm, we determine if you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and the steps that must be taken to secure them. Contact our permanent total disability lawyers in Ohio to discuss the details of your disability and the circumstances that led to it.
If you or a loved one has been injured or have become ill due to something that occurred on the job, and you believe that you may qualify for Permanent Total Disability, do not hesitate to contact an attorney at The Harris Firm today. We want to help you navigate this confusing and complicated system. If you need help and live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, call us today.