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How to Claim Compensation for Permanent Disability

Grupo MedLegal’s doctors and lawyers in Los Angeles, California, are specialized in Workers’ Compensation law due to permanent disability. This is an area of litigation where the client has an enormous advantage if a lawyer is involved from the start. We have a group of physicians and attorneys who assist you from the moment you suffer an injury. All you have to do is contact us as soon as possible.

California state law has a Workers’ Compensation Division, which can be useful to you. However, the process is so complicated that any error on your part can negatively impact the amount of money you are entitled to.

Type of Injuries and Wounds Classified as Permanent Disability

To have the right to permanent disability compensation, your work accident must have caused you a partial permanent disability or total permanent disability.

Total Permanent Disability

The law provides the greatest amount of monetary compensation in this category. This is due to the severity of the injuries that the worker has suffered. An example of this type of injury would be total vision loss in both eyes or total loss of use of both arms, or a brain injury that prevents carrying out even simple everyday tasks.

Partial Permanent Disability

This type of disability in general terms means an injury that mentally or physically prevents a worker from performing some aspect of their job for the rest of their life. Fortunately, this is the type of disability for which the vast majority of disabled workers qualify for compensation.

Report of Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)

After a worker has suffered a work accident, he or she must be treated by a physician. The physician must continue treatment until it is decided that more treatment will not improve his or her physical condition; basically, to the point where medicine and treatment will no longer help. The doctor will write a report that describes the employment disability and continues the report, trying to evaluate the damages. The government of California has created a formula that helps to measure your injuries. It takes into account factors such as your age, occupation, and ability to make a living in the future. This is the most critical step, and the document that basically determines how much money you will receive in the future.

In any profession there are competent and incompetent people. Besides, just because a doctor is recommended by your employer or participates in the Workers’ Compensation program doesn’t mean he or she has your best interest at heart. The type of partial or total permanent disability has qualitative aspects that are very subject and difficult to categorize. We have highly qualified doctors and lawyers. Our main objective is for you to receive the maximum benefit allowed by law. We can provide physicians to treat you, evaluate you, and write a medical opinion while the attorneys fight for your rights.

Many times, we help clients who were not satisfied with the physician they were assigned by their company. Others complain about the medical report they have received but do not know that they have options for an appeal.

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