An injury on the job can lead to a serious disability. Many people face accidents that limit them from returning to work either temporarily or permanently. They can also deal with the need to change career paths when they are physically or mentally no longer able to perform the tasks their job demands. In these cases, there may be a right to disability benefits. Since disabilities can vary, so can the benefit options. The following are the different forms of disability benefits:
- Temporary Partial Disability: When the disability is partial and is for a limited period of time, benefits will be paid on a weekly basis. They will include 66 2/3 percent of the difference what you made prior to the accident and what other employees in the same field will be earning during the time you are unable to work.
- Temporary Total Disability: In these cases the benefits you receive will include 66 2/3 percent of your average weekly wage as long as it does not exceed the state's maximum amount. This amount is calculated from your gross wages.
- Permanent Partial Disability: Your benefits will include 66 2/3 percent of your average weekly wage from to the accident. This amount will not surpass the states maximum amount. In some cases you may also be able to receive a lump sum for the nature and extent of the injuries that you face.
- Permanent Total Disability: In these cases you can receive a lump sum settlement or lifelong weekly payments. This will include 66 2/3 percent of your average weekly wages as long as they are under the state's maximum limit.
Are you a worker who has sustained a disability on the job? You may be owed compensation and our Kansas City workers' compensation lawyer can help to review your case. Get in touch with us today so that we can start seeking full benefits for you and your family.