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How are my Permanent Disabilities Compensated?

Sometimes, an accident leaves its victims permanently disabled. When this happens, the victims often cannot return to work, or, if they can return to work, they are unable to take on as strenuous a workload as they were before. In both of these situations, an individual’s earning capacity is limited because of his or her disability. To compensate for this lowered or lost earning capacity, the individual may receive permanent disability compensation from the Arizona Industrial Commission.

Permanent disability compensation is not simply awarded to every disabled worker. In order to receive this type of government assistance, you must file a workers’ compensation claim with the Arizona Industrial Commission. Understanding this process more and taking the proper steps that can help your compensation claim, it will be important for you to work with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.

Types of Permanent Disability

How permanent disability is compensated depends on the category into which it falls according to the guidelines of the Arizona Industrial Commission. There are two categories for permanent injuries:

Work with an Experienced Arizona Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you are suffering from a permanent disability after an accident on the job, you are entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim. For aid with this process and guidance about how to handle any pitfalls that come your way through it, work with one of the experienced Phoenix workers’ compensation attorneys at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC. Contact our firm today to set up your initial consultation with us.