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Understanding The Importance Of The Different Disability Types

While most workers are aware that they may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits if they suffer an on-the-job injury in Connecticut, many do not realize the amount of their benefits can vary greatly depending on their circumstances.

In fact, a number of variables can potentially impact your benefits, including the specific body part injured and the amount you earn at the time of your injury. However, the severity of your injury is probably one of the most important factors examined when determining workers' comp benefits, especially since this factor will help establish whether your disability is classified as temporary, permanent, partial or total.

Given how crucial this classification actually is, you should always consult with an attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected and to learn more about the various benefits that may be available.

At D'Agosto & Howe, LLC, we are committed to helping you get the maximum recovery under workers' compensation. You may only have one opportunity to get the benefits you need, so contact us today to schedule your FREE initial consultation. You can reach us online, or call us at 203-538-9026 or toll free at 800-749-8616. From our Shelton office, we serve clients throughout the surrounding communities and cities, including those in Bridgeport and New Haven.

The Many Different Types Of Disability

If you suffer a work-related injury, there are four main disability types you should be aware of:

  • Temporary partial disability (TPD): This type of injury is when you can still perform some work, but not to the extent you could before, such as needing to work less hours or not being able to do the same kind of work.
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD): This type of injury involves the permanent, yet partial, loss of the use of a body part. PPD benefits are largely based on the body part injured and the percentage of that body part that is now disabled.
  • Temporary total disability (TTD): This type of disability involves a work-related injury that results in you being unable to work while you recover. TTD benefits can continue for up to one year.
  • Permanent total disability: This type of disability occurs when your work injury is incapacitating, making you unable to work even in the future. You will be entitled to the same benefits available to workers who suffer temporary total disabilities. In addition, we can also help you seek Social Security Disability benefits depending on your specific situation.

The lawyer you choose following a workplace injury can directly impact the outcome of your case, so contact D'Agosto & Howe, LLC, today.