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Workers Comp Total Disability: You Might Be Better Than It Sounds And Still Get It

When it comes to total disability under SC workers comp, don't judge a book by its cover. A lawyer who helps workers who get hurt on the job explains it doesn't necessarily mean you're helpless, and there's more than one way to prove it.

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Folks are surprised to learn what totally and permanently disabled means under workers comp law. It doesn't mean you're totally helpless. Here’s what it can mean. First, you could be presumed disabled legally. That means that you've lost the use of both arms or both hands both legs or both feet. It can also mean that you have lost vision in both of your eyes. It can mean that you have lost fifty percent or more of the use of your back. It could mean that you are paralyzed whether its paraplegia, which is your legs or quadriplegia which is your arms and your legs, and it can mean that you have suffered a physical brain injury.

If you're not presumed disabled you can still prove it. What happens when you prove you're disabled is you show your job injury stripped you of all your marketable job skills. To do that we often hire a vocational expert. The vocational expert evaluates you for the marketable skills you have before the injury and the ones that you have after the injury and that way we can show whether or not there's a way for you to work. whether you're presume disabled or you've got to prove it you can count on the workers compensation insurance company fight you tooth and nail to prevent you from getting those benefits because they are some of the most expensive under workers compensation law.

You're going to need somebody who can stand up for you and stand above the fray. if you suffered an injury you think might lead to permanent and total disablement under workers comp law call us to stand up for you. I thank you for thinking about this with me.

Rob Usry
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Rob is a South Carolina personal injury and criminal defense lawyer.

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