FAQs

How Do I Obtain Permanent Total Disability?

If you have been involved in an accident at work that has resulted in injuries that keep you from ever returning to the job, you could be eligible for permanent total disability. Attorney Chuck Boyk recently posted a video that answers a question asked by man work injury victims: How do I obtain permanent total disability?

You can find the video that answers this question on our YouTube channel, or you can read the explanation below.

First of all, permanent total disability is a legal remedy and a legal right that you as an individual will have. When you have a workers’ compensation claim and are unable to perform any gainful activity for the rest of your work life, you can file for this claim.

In order to obtain permanent total disability, you will have to fill out specific forms and produce medical evidence that will convince a hearing officer that you are unable to perform any gainful employment for the rest of your life.

It is important to obtain an attorney if you find yourself in this situation because there are numerous things that must be done to ensure that your filing for permanent total disability goes through. Your employer and the industrial commission will fight you tooth and nail to avoid paying you for the rest of your life, which is why you will definitely want an experienced attorney on your side, making sure that you are doing everything necessary for the claim.

We understand that a serious work injury not only keeps you from working, but it affects your entire life. You may not be able to do the things that you love anymore, your family no longer has your financial support from your job and you may have to move from your home. It is our mission to help you through this life-changing situation and make sure that you are taken care of financially as you learn to live with your permanent injuries.

To speak to one of our lawyers, call 800.637.8170. We are happy to take your call and answer any additional questions that you may have, as well as give a free case evaluation. If you would like more information regarding the legal side of work injuries, request your free copy of The Ohio Work Injury Book when you call our office, or order directly from our website.