Permanent Total Disability
PTD Benefits and Claims in Kentucky
If your work-related injury prevents you from performing any type of work, you are entitled to permanent total disability (PTD) benefits. A claim for PTD benefits is appropriate when you are so severely injured that you simply are unable to perform the job duties of any type of occupation. You will not be eligible for PTD benefits until after temporary total disability payments have ceased and your doctor has determined that you have reached maximum medical improvement, meaning your physical condition has stabilized and is not expected to improve in the future.
The amount of benefits you receive will typically depend upon your “permanent impairment rating,” which is determined by your doctor based on the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Under the AMA Guides, your impairment rating is a percentage of whole body functional impairment caused by your work injury or illness. However, under Kentucky's workers’ compensation law, total disability is presumed to exist – regardless of your impairment rating – if your work injury results in any of the following:
- Total and permanent loss of sight in both eyes
- Loss of both feet at or above the ankle
- Loss of both hands at or above the wrist
- Loss of one foot at or above the ankle and loss of one hand at or above the wrist
- Permanent and complete paralysis of both arms, both legs, or one arm and one leg
- Incurable insanity or imbecility
- Total loss of hearing
Nordloh Law Office, PLLC has extensive experience handling Kentucky workers injury compensation cases and is familiar with state laws and the AMA Guides. Chris Nordloh can help you recover the maximum weekly benefits allowable under the law. Don't let the other side push you around – let Nordloh Law Office, PLLC help you.
We Are a Kentucky Work Injury Law Firm that Will Fight to Get You Maximum Compensation for Your Disability.
If you have been injured at work in Kentucky, you are entitled to benefits. The Kentucky work injury attorney at Nordloh Law Office, PLLC has been helping injured workers recover maximum compensation for their work-related injuries since 1994. To discuss your work injury case, call (859) 491-9991 today, or click here to submit your case for a free review. An initial consultation with an experienced workers' compensation attorney is free of charge.