When A Work Injury Results In Permanent Disability

Under Indiana's workers' compensation law, if a work-related injury leaves you permanently impaired or disabled, you may be entitled to receive a permanent partial impairment (PPI) payment. The amount you are entitled to receive varies depending on several factors, including the severity of your impairment or disability as determined by a doctor.

Once an award amount is determined, it is extremely difficult to get that amount changed, and there are many procedural barriers involved in the process. At Cutler & Silverglade, our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience helping people obtain the maximum amount allowed under the law, including those who successfully return to their prior jobs.

Protecting Your Financial Interests

Employers and insurance companies typically undervalue PPI and permanent disability claims, hoping injured workers will settle for less than what they may be entitled to receive. Our lawyers work diligently to ensure that you receive the money you deserve, and that any settlement you accept provides fair and just compensation for your injuries.

PPI and permanent disability claims range from modest impairment where only specific parts of your body are affected to total impairment where you are unable to return to any form of employment.

Workers' compensation tip: If your disabling injuries prevent you from returning to work, it is very important to consult a workers' compensation attorney before you accept any worker's comp settlement, especially if you intend to apply for Social Security Disability. If your workers' compensation case is not properly resolved, SSD benefits can reduce your future disability payments.

Our attorneys never shy away from fighting for our clients' rights and protecting their interests. We take every action necessary to maximize your workers' comp settlement and prepare every case as if it might be heard at trial. From our office in Chesterton, we represent clients in communities throughout northern and northwest Indiana including Hammond and Valparaiso. Call us at 888-901-COMP (2667) or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.