Oklahoma Permanent Disability Lawyer
Understanding Permanent Disability
In the most severe of workers' compensation cases, a worker could be unable to return to work indefinitely. In these situations, the worker may be eligible for permanent disability. The first step in obtaining any form of disability benefits is to undergo a medical evaluation. Your doctor will examine the nature of your injury or impairment and, if you are unable to return to work for a minimum of 12 months, you may be cleared to receive permanent disability. Your examining physician will also determine the percentage of permanent disability in order to determine the amount of compensation that you will receive each month.
Permanent Total Disability vs. Permanent Partial Disability
Total disability means that the individual has been severely disabled by their workplace accident, whereas partial disability means that they are still able to perform most of the actions that they could before the accident, but with some impairment. Individuals who are eligible to receive permanent disability can receive 100% of their average weekly wage, but only up to 70% of the state's average weekly wage. Atkins & Markoff can provide skilled representation for anyone in need of permanent disability in Oklahoma.
Find a Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Oklahoma
Our team of attorneys has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you receive the disability benefits that you need after a serious workplace accident. We understand the laws surrounding permanent disability and we will fight tirelessly to prove that you are eligible. We have more than 100 years of combined legal experience, and our attorneys include Jeffrey Atkins, who has been included in Oklahoma Super Lawyers® since 2008. Contact our firm as soon as possible to take part in a free case evaluation and learn exactly what we can do for you.