Workers' Compensation Settlements
Permanent Partial Disability
In the state of Nevada, there is more than one way in which an injured employee could receive workers' compensation. One form is via a monthly payment made to cover their lost wages and medical bills until they are healed and ready to return to work. There is another type of compensation, however, that is only awarded to employees who have suffered a permanent injury. This compensation comes in the form of a lump sum or settlement, and is known as a permanent partial disability award or PPD award. These awards are calculated based on three things:
- The percentage of impairment as determined by a licensed physician
- The worker's average monthly wage
- The age of the injured worker at the time the award is calculated and offered
Is my settlement satisfactory?
Since the amount of a PPD award depends on the doctor's evaluation of your disability, it can be difficult to determine whether or not you are receiving the highest possible amount of compensation. Your best decision in this case would be to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Reno workers' compensation lawyer. At Shook & Stone, we understand the details of PPD awards and can determine whether or not the settlement you're being offered is a fair one. Call today for a free evaluation of your case!
Fight for a Fair Settlement
Without the settlement you deserve, you could end up paying your medical expenses out of your own finances. Shook & Stone is prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf and ensure that you are offered the PPD award you need and deserve after your workplace accident. Our firm has more than eight decades of collective experience, providing us with the insight and skill to maximize your compensation. Contact our firm as soon as possible to consult with a lawyer and determine what legal action you should take.