Workers’ Compensation: Disability Classifications

If you have been injured at work, the extent of your disability determines how much you receive in cash benefits. Your doctor will give an opinion on how much your injury disables you and the insurer will agree or disagree. If they disagree, the insurer can require you to see a doctor of its choosing for an independent medical exam. Once that is complete, the Workers’ Compensation Board will decide on your degree of disability. If you feel what the insurance company’s doctor recommends isn’t fair, an experienced attorney can review your case and help you get what you’re entitled to. Learn what the classes of disability are and what you may be entitled to depending on which class you fall into.