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Permanent Partial Disability Benefits  

Minnesota PPD Benefits Attorneys

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

One of the most complicated aspects of this area of the law is the concept of permanent partial disability benefits (PPD). A permanent partial disability is a disability that you will not recover from but does not prevent you from returning to work. PPD benefits are paid to individuals who are not completely disabled but instead have some form of long-term impairment which limits them to light-duty or lower-paying work. These benefits are based not on wages, but on the percentage of disability.

At Midwest Disability Work Comp, our lawyers understand how to handle this unique and complex aspect of workers' comp law.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys in Minneapolis have over 50 years of combined experience. Call us today at (763) 325-1995 for a free consultation.

The Schedule

The way PPD benefits are handled has changed significantly over the years. At one point, it was based on the body part injured. Currently, it is based on the percentage of disability to the entire body. This percentage is referred to as the impairment rating.

In the workers' compensation statute is a compensation schedule that shows exactly how much compensation a person is entitled to based on impairment rating. For example, a person with an impairment rating of five percent may be entitled to $75,000 in workers' compensation.

In these cases, it is critical that our lawyers work closely with your doctor to make certain that your impairment rating is absolutely accurate because a difference of a single percent can mean a difference in thousands of dollars in compensation. To make matters more challenging, you may have more than one impairment rating, depending on the nature of your injury. You can be confident in our ability to get an accurate rating and to make certain that you get the compensation you are entitled to based on that rating.

Lump-Sum Payments of Benefits

You may be entitled to have benefits paid out over time. You may also be eligible to receive a lump-sum payment of benefits or a single payment of all of the PPD benefits you are eligible for. We can educate you about your options and help you determine what is best for you.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys serve Minneapolis – St. Paul, Coon Rapids, St. Cloud, and beyond. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We work on contingency fees.

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Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

  • They have dramatically improved the quality of life for myself and my family.

    “Midwest Disability took my case and earned me the disability benefits to which I was entitled.”

    - Former Client
  • Their experience and professionalism got me what I was fighting for for years.

    “I am very grateful to Midwest!”

    - Ricardo G.
  • Competent, knowledgeable, experienced attorney and staff

    “I felt much more confident in the process!”

    - Betty
  • Communication was timely and handled with my best interests as a priority

    “They were always kind and generous with their time”

    - Marius
  • The staff is very professional and friendly

    “All my questions were answered promptly.”

    - Judith M.
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What Sets Us Apart

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  • Top 10 MN Workers Comp Attorney
  • 20 Year Minnesota SuperLawyer
  • Over 50 Years of Combined Experience
  • If We Don't Win, You Don't Pay
  • Serving Injured Workers Across the State of Minnesota for 30+ Years
Have Questions?

We're here to help guide you through the process. Call us today at (763) 325-1995 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.