When you are injured in an on the job accident, you will need to wait to return to work until your doctor finds you have reached maximum medical improvement. Until that point, you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation. However, if you suffered a severe injury that results in a permanent disability or an inability to return to your previous work duties, you may be eligible for a larger settlement.
Permanent partial disability is available to workers who have lost or partially lost the use and function of a specific part of the body or the body as a whole. When this is the case, you need an experienced British Columbia disability lawyer on your side to see that you are treated fairly and provided the compensation you will need to live with you new physical limitations.
You Need a Lawyer
It is folly to rely on your employer or the Workers’ Compensation Board of BC to provide you with the compensation you are due. The claims process for a disability is incredibly complex and common mistakes can result in years of delays. When you are injured, you need help right away. One of the British Columbia disability layers at Stephens & Holman can help you cut through the red tape and get the compensation you are entitled to.
If you have sustained a permanent partial disability at work, please contact Stephens & Holman today to schedule a free consultation with a British Columbia disability lawyer.