Wednesday, December 21, 2011
HOW MUCH IS MY BALTIMORE WORKER'S COMPENATION CASE WORTH? What worker's compensation benefits are available?
Personal injury lawyers in Baltimore routinely secure worker's compensation benefits for their clients. Available medical benefits are explored in another chapter. Wage loss, or "indemnity" benefits are explored in some more detail in other chapters, but, generally come in 4 varieties: temporary total disability- where a doctor has an injured worker "off-work", that worker will get 2/3 of what they made prior to getting hurt; temporary partial disability- where a doctor has an injured worker on "light-duty" work, and they are not earning as much as before getting hurt, that worker will get a portion of the difference; permanent partial disability- where an injured worker has suffered a permanent injury, they are entitled to a monetary award based on the severity of the injury; and, as personal injury lawyers in Baltimore know, the big dog- permanent and total disability, where an injured worker cannot work, at any job for which there is a reasonable market, in any capacity; they will get 2/3 of what they made prior to getting hurt for so long as that disability persists.