Is my injury considered a permanent partial disability?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Is my injury considered a permanent partial disability?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

Is my injury considered a permanent partial disability?

The New Jersey State Supreme Court has a two-pronged test to determine whether an injured worker is eligible for permanent partial disability benefits. Both of the following criteria must be met for you to receive payments:
 
• There is evidence of impairment of a particular body part or major organ.
• Your work ability has been reduced, or your injury has a substantial impact on non-work activities.
 
A permanent partial disability is defined as an injury that reduces your working ability to some degree. You may be able to return to work but in a reduced capacity due to the injury. For example, workers who have suffered limb loss or been blinded may qualify for permanent partial disability benefits.
 
The level of benefits depends on the extent of the injury and your loss of function. Your loss of function is evaluated based on medical evidence and your testimony. A determination of whether an injury can be considered a permanent partial disability is typically not made until the employee finishes medical treatment and has a final prognosis.
 
Determining your level of injury is important as it can have a huge impact on the amount of compensation you receive. However, establishing your injury as a permanent partial disability can be difficult. An experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney can help clearly present your case with solid evidence to show the effect your injuries have had on your quality of life.
 
At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping workers obtain full and fair compensation for their workplace injuries. We can help you understand your rights and get you the benefits you are entitled to.

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