What to Do If a Work Injury Leaves You Permanently Disabled

If you have suffered permanent disability in Oregon due to a work-related injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. To apply for these benefits, you’ll first need to reach the point of “maximal medical improvement,” or MMI, which is when your doctor determines that continued therapy will not further restore your abilities. After this, your doctor will evaluate your injury and assign you a disability rating.

Your disability rating will be used to determine your eligibility for benefits. These benefits are difficult to calculate and come in several levels. If you have sustained a catastrophic injury, you may be given a whole permanent impairment rating. Lower injury ratings may entitle you to permanent total disability benefits or permanent partial disability benefits.

Permanent disabilities are classified as either scheduled or unscheduled. Scheduled disabilities have clear benefit guidelines and payouts. Unscheduled disabilities are more difficult to define and tend to be calculated on a case-by-case basis.

Experienced a permanent disability is a stressful and emotional time. If you have been denied workers’ comp benefits, or you require assistance filing your claim, Mark Thesing Inc. is here for you. Our law firm proudly represents injured individuals who are seeking the compensation they deserve.