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Maryland Worker's Compensation. Do I Qualify for Permanent Total Disability?

In once sense, this is the pinnacle of worker’s compensation benefits. The ultimate award in terms of dollar value. 

Unfortunately, in order to qualify for it, you need to be so significantly injured that you cannot work.

Anywhere, at any time, in any job. It's a substantial burden of proof. The legal standard is that there must be no job available in the national economy that the injured worker can perform, in light of that workers:

  • age
  • training
  • experience

Maryland Worker's Compensation Law also provides that if the injured worker has lost the use of certain body parts, or combinations of body parts, that individual is presumed to be permanently and totally disabled. 

     -This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 5/14/20. 

I offer to personally meet with any worker who has sustained an on the job injury. I offer a free legal analysis of and legal opinion regarding the claims during an initial strategy session. Feel free to contact me today. 410 591 2835.