Total Disability Claims
Do you have permanent injuries due to an accident?
Sometimes, automobile accident victims sustain injuries that are so severe that not only do they lose substantial time from work, but they become permanently disabled. In such claims, issues of vocational retraining, earning capacity impairment, and lost health care and pension benefits arise. Economists and vocational experts often need to be retained to evaluate and testify about the financial extent of the losses sustained by automobile accident victims who become permanently disabled.
Although sometimes accident victims become permanently disabled from performing work in their chosen field, the issue of whether they are able to earn income from other available employment is something that should be considered by a lawyer and a claimant. The handling of traumatic accident claims for victims who are disabled frequently requires the coordination and consideration of lost employment benefits, social security disability coverage, and the availability of private disability policies.