Permanent Total Disability benefits are a form of payment for wages you’ve lost when you can’t work because of a workplace injury.
They pay two-thirds of your average wages from before your injury, up to a limit set by the state. Your checks come weekly.
In Louisiana, lost wages benefits are also called indemnity benefits. These are other types of indemnity benefits:
Supplemental Earnings Benefits (SEB) can last up to 10 years in Louisiana. The length of Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits depends on which body part you injured and the severity level of the injury.
Permanent Total Disability (PTD) can last longer than 10 years.
You may be able to settle your workers’ claim and receive a lump sum, rather than continuing to collect weekly checks.
The factors that go into deciding on a settlement are complicated. But an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you navigate the process and determine what’s right for you.
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Lost wages pay is just one of several types of assistance you can receive after a workplace injury.
Your employer’s workers’ comp insurance company should be covering all of this too:
Workers’ compensation benefits help you hold on to the lifestyle you earned before your injury on the job changed the course of your life.
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