Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
If you have a permanent injury, you may be able to get a "schedule award" which is based on a formula depending on the extent of your disability and your rate of pay, offset by payments you have already received. But you should get some advice as to whether the schedule award is your best option. Depending on your situation, you may be better off getting disability payments and having your medical expenses taken care of
Answer Applies to: New York
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Injuries are rated by the work limitations not their fundamental nature. So you need to give more information, together with the State you are in, lost work, what a doctor says as to the work restrictions, etc.
Answer Applies to: California
S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
Generally your income benefits are two thirds of your average weekly wage at the time of your disability. If you are negotiating a settlement for total disability the amount would be based on your average weekly wage multiplied by the number of weeks you would be expected to work until your retirement. You should designate or set aside part of that money for medical treatment and care.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Strickland Law, PLLC | Jeffrey S. Strickland
The potential value of a workers' compensation injury in Tennessee is based upon nurmerous factors. Presuming that the employer/insurance carrier accepted the injury as compensable, the impairment rating provided by the treating doctor (or maybe from an IME doctor), your compensation rate (a percentage of your average weekly wage) and whether or not you can return to work for your pre-injury wages are all part of the calculations. It is always worth discussing with an attorney, as you do not want to leave money on the table.
Answer Applies to: Tennessee
Lewis B. Kaplan | Lewis B. Kaplan
What state? What is your occupation and Average Weekly Wage ? What is your age and occupation? Can you return to your former work after surgery? Was the condition caused by repetitive trauma or acute injury? Is your employer accepting liability or contesting that your work caused the condition? If employer is contesting causation can you prove condition is work related . And finally WHY DON'T YOU HIRE A LAWYER ? Do that and find out the value if anything of your claim.
Answer Applies to: Illinois