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What If You Have Been Found to Be Permanently Partially Disabled?
In the aftermath of a work-related injury, when you file a workers’ compensation claim, certain determinations will be made regarding the nature of your disability. Is it temporary or permanent? Is it total or partial? The benefits you received will differ based on these findings.
With a finding that you are permanently partially disabled, the workers’ compensation judge has concluded that your injury does not necessarily keep you from working at all, but that your medical condition is not expected to get any better, at least with respect to the injury you suffered. Because your disability is considered to be permanent, there’s a requirement under New York law that you continue to receive some level of workers’ compensation benefits.
The payment of benefits, however, does not come without some strings attached. Any worker receiving benefits for a permanent partial disability must also who that he or she has made reasonable attempts to find work that they can perform within the limitations imposed by their work-related injury.
It’s important to understand that, if you are permanently partially disabled, you can only receive benefits for a maximum of 10 years, but if you are permanently totally disabled, you can receive benefits for the rest of your life.
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