It can be very difficult psychologically, physically, and emotionally when a work injury has permanently affected your ability to work. Being unable to work—or do the work you did before your work injury—can also be a major financial challenge. Supporting your family is difficult when you don't have wages coming in.
Getting the right benefits from appropriate programs after a work injury is best done with the help of an attorney who is dedicated to your needs. At Jacobs & Jacobs, we guide you through the hurdles that can come up in your permanent disability claim. Call us at 203-777-2300 to discuss your situation.
How Jacobs & Jacobs Handles Permanent Disability Claims
There are two key types of permanent disability:
- Permanent partial disability: permanent loss of the use of one or more parts of the body due to a work injury or occupational disease
- Permanent total disability: permanent incapacity to work at all due to a disabling condition or conditions
Claims adjusters often delay approving disability claims or try to deny them entirely. This is why it is so important to have an attorney on your side to establish your eligibility for the benefits you need.
Strong advocacy on your behalf is especially critical when your disability is so severe that it has become totally disabling. If that has happened, you may also be able to make a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
We encourage you to contact us to discuss your specific case with one of our experienced attorneys. Whether your permanent disability is total or partial, we can help you identify your best options for maximizing the benefits you need. To set up a free initial consultation with a Jacobs & Jacobs lawyer, call 203-777-2300.