When you suffer an injury such as a torn ACL, you need to have a lawyer that you can count on. The Law Offices of Peter O. Hansen work to help you understand which benefits apply to your specific situation. Peter O. Hansen has been working with clients for over 40 years and has the extensive knowledge needed to help you get the benefits you deserve.
Qualifying For Disability
The first step of qualifying for disability is being evaluated by your doctor. Once you have been evaluated by your doctor, you can qualify for temporary disability. This type of disability allows you to make two-thirds of your pay at the time of your injury. You will be paid every two weeks until you your doctor says you are free to return to your job. In some cases, your doctor may say that you are medically stationary, meaning you can get permanent disability.
When a doctor tells you that you can qualify for permanent disability benefits, this simply means your injury can alter your ability to work the job you were working before. If a doctor tells you that you qualify for permanent partial disability, this means that your injury is significant enough to affect your work indefinitely. The amount of money you can qualify for is ultimately determined by your doctor’s rating of your condition.
Permanent Total Disability
In the majority of cases, most clients can do some form of work despite their disability. However, some clients …