Philadelphia Long Term Disability Lawyer
An injury or illness that renders you unable to work or that reduces your earning potential for an extended period of time may qualify you to receive Long-Term Disability, or even Permanent Disability payments. If the disability is the result of a workplace injury or illness directly caused by your employment, then you may be entitled to receive benefits under the umbrella protections of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
To learn more about benefits that you may qualify for under workers’ compensation coverage, contact Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at 215-238-1130.
Long-Term Disability Benefits
Depending on the nature of your disability, you may also pursue benefits through the Social Security Administration’s disability program. In any of these courses of action, the monetary amount of the benefit payments that you receive will be determined by an evaluation of your rate of pay and the type and severity of your injury.
If your injuries still permit you to work, but with modifications to your duties and lower pay, you will be considered for Permanent Partial Disability benefits, which are calculated as a portion of the difference between your pre-injury wages and your current pay. This form of disability payment will terminate 500 weeks after your injury or diagnosis date, so if you anticipate that your condition will not sufficiently improve to allow you to return to work, you may wish to consider the possibility of switching to a classification for Temporary Total Disability (TTD).
You can receive TTD benefits indefinitely, based upon ongoing medical evaluations of your situation and the discernment of whether you have attained the Maximum Medical Improvement (i.e., your injury has healed as well as it will, and you have been given the appropriate treatments and rehabilitation to accomplish this).
How We Can Help
The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., know that your health and quality of life come first, but many employers, insurers, and agencies are too interested in the business of making money to allow sympathy and understanding to enter the equation. Our skilled attorneys will examine your individual case and fight to ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled by law.
When dealing with such crucial matters and in the face of strong opposition, you need a skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated partner to help you through the process. The Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys, Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., have the experience necessary to stand by your side every step of the way.
If you or a loved one has suffered a life-changing injury or illness on the job, contact Philadelphia long term disability attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 215-238-1130.