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What Does It Mean to Be Classified as “Permanently Partially Disabled”?

When you have been hurt on the job, there are typically four different ways your injury can be classified:

  • Temporary partial disability—something that is short-term and does not prevent you from being gainfully employed in some capacity
  • Temporary total disability—something that is short-term, but prevents you from working at all
  • Permanent total disability—something that will be with you the rest of your life, and that will likely prevent you from ever working again
  • Permanent partial disability—a condition that is permanent, but won’t necessarily keep you from working some other type of job

If you are classified as permanently partially disabled, you are typically entitled to continue to receive payments based on your percentage of disability. You must also show, though, that you have tried to find work that you can perform with the limitations your permanent injury imposes on you. In addition, you may be required to submit to periodic re-evaluations to determine if your medical condition has changed, and if you are still eligible for disability benefits through the workers’ compensation  program.

What is Permanent Partial Disability?

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Michael Serres, ESQ.

Michael Serres, ESQ. is a reputed Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Astoria, Queens, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. Mr. Serres was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1990 and is admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Bar Association.

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