It is possible for a worker to suffer a workplace injury that results in the loss of function of a body part. However, the injured worker may still be able to work after reaching maximum medical improvement. In cases such as these, the worker may be eligible for permanent partial disability benefits.
At the Eley Law Firm, our Denver lawyer has been handling all types of workers' compensation matters for 30 years. We can provide you with a free case evaluation so you understand what benefits you may be eligible for and how much you stand to receive in compensation.
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Extremity Ratings Vs. Whole Person Ratings
Different types of injuries are eligible for varying degrees of workers' compensation benefits. Extremity ratings are reserved for injuries suffered to specific extremities, such as arms, legs, hands, fingers and toes. Whole person ratings are reserved for injuries to a body part that affects the entire body, such as injuries to the head, back, neck or torso.
How an injury is ultimately rated is important as it affects the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive. Depending on the type of harm that was suffered, it is possible for an extremity injury to affect the entire body. We can help you fight to get a whole person rating so you can receive the full amount of permanent partial disability benefits to which you are entitled. Ratings can vary from physician to physician, so it is important to seek experienced legal advice before you agree to accept a rating you have received.
Contact A Boulder County Workers' Compensation Lawyer
If you are an injured Colorado worker who has received either an extremity rating or a whole person disability rating and want to know how this may affect your compensation benefits, speak with our attorney. Contact us online or call 866-371-3322 or 720-644-8759 for a free case evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you with your workers' comp case.