Our Minnesota Lawyers Represent Clients who can’t Return to Work
It can take a long time to recover from a severe work injury. The trauma and rehabilitation will likely take a physical and mental toll as you adjust to a new way of life. If you are unable to return to work because of your work injury, you can file for Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits in Minnesota.
PTD Benefits in Minnesota
In Minnesota, PTD benefits are for the most severe cases when the injured worker is unable to ever work again because of their work injury. There are a number of steps to go through to receive a PTD determination, and your employer and the insurance company might dispute your claim. Certain conditions that result from your work injury can automatically qualify you for a PTD determination, including:
- Loss of both arms at the shoulder
- Loss of vision in both eyes
- Loss of both legs
- Permanent loss of mental faculties
Absent any of the above, it is up to you to prove that you are unable to work again because of your work injury. Your employer’s insurance company will likely fight you on this issue, but having an experienced workers’ comp attorney fighting back for you puts you in a better position for recovery. Most claims result in a hearing before a workers’ comp judge. After all the evidence from your attorney and your employer, the judge will make a PTD determination. There is a lot more that goes into a successful PTD claim, and one of our lawyers can answer all your questions regarding your work injury. You may also qualify for one of the following related types of benefits:
- Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
- Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
- Temporary Total Disability Benefits
Our Workers’ Comp Attorneys Stand by Your Side
These types of claims involve a lot of evidence and having an experienced law firm advocating for you is crucial. At Heimerl & Lammers, we have access to a network of doctors and vocational rehabilitation specialists to help us in your PTD claim. Give us a call at our Minneapolis or Saint Paul offices at (612) 294-2200 or (651) 777-1811. We are always happy to discuss your potential claim at no charge to you.