Permanent Partial Disability Rating Workers’ Compensation Guide: How Virginia PPD Claim Ratings Work
A disability rating, also known as an impairment rating, is a number greatly affecting how much workers’ compensation you’ll receive for a permanent partial disability (PPD). Here’s how PPD ratings work in Virginia, described by some real life examples.
Workers’ Compensation is built on rules that are lengthy, detailed, and sometimes hard to understand. But understand we must. That’s why we’ve made this guide. As an employee, you’ll want to read these rules for Virginia to help ensure a successful claim for your job-related injury.
What happens if you suffered an accident on the job, but your work injury coincides with an old injury that wasn’t work-related? The insurance adjuster or employer may try to deny your workers ‘compensation claim, asserting that a pre-existing injury is not compensable.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you may claim benefits from workers’ compensation insurance. However, you may also have heard of short-term disability benefits for employees and are wondering: what is the difference between workers’ comp and short-term disability?
Some of the most common injuries in workplaces are those to the hands, fingers, or wrists. Many Virginia workers ask, “Can I claim worker’s compensation for a finger injury? How much worker’s comp could I get for my hand?”
A common concern among employees who are out on workers’ compensation is, “Will my employer continue my health insurance coverage while I’m unable to work? If so, who will pay my health insurance contributions?”
Waddell’s signs are indicators that a patient is experiencing a non-organic component to their injury. It’s a part of some back injuries and something to know about. We’ll explain Wadell signs in detail in just a moment. For now, let’s set the stage in proving a claim.
The in-house attorneys handling workers’ compensation cases for Travelers Insurance are well resourced and very capable. Your workers’ comp lawyer should be familiar with them and ready to fight long and hard for you.
If you sustained an injury at work that ordinarily heals quite rapidly but left you in excruciating pain after the healing process was supposed to be over, you may be suffering from a more serious disorder called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or (CRPS).
A Virginia workers’ compensation claim sometimes goes into trial, most often because the insurer has denied the worker’s claim, and the worker is disputing the rejection. The trial consists of a hearing where both sides present their arguments to the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission (VWCC).