Posted on February 6, 2018
Nobody expects to get behind the wheel of a car and endure a life-changing accident that has many effects on their life. If you have then sustained a disability due to a car accident, you may have questions about moving forward. Perhaps you have already endured many types of treatment for injuries and they don’t seem to be getting better, or your doctor has mentioned that you may be out of work for some time. If this sounds like your case, you may have sustained a disability that will impact you for several months, years, or a lifetime. You may be entitled to disability benefits, which we will discuss today.
Types of Disability
When you think of a disability related to a car accident, you may think about those that will affect you for the rest of your life. However, there are many types of disability you may qualify for.
Temporary Disability: Temporary disability is actually the most common type of disability associated with an accident. In these cases, the injuries tend to be quite minor and are only expected to impair you for a short amount of time before you are healed and ready to return to work. Examples of injuries that might lead to one of these claims include whiplash, broken bones, or strained muscles.
Partial Disability: Partial disability claims stem from injuries that impair your work and personal life but still do not completely prevent you from them. An example would be a slight tear to your rotator cuff, and your doctor tells you that you can return to work but you might not be able to lift as much as you used to. This means that you might be able to work, but that other staff must do the lifting because of your injury.
Permanent Disability: Permanent disability stems from the most serious claims, or injuries that are not expected to heal in a short amount of time, and can have an impact on the rest of your life. These include serious brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and more. If you have a complete inability to work because of your injuries, this type of disability may be for you.
You Will Have to Prove Your Case
Proving your case is the most difficult part of these cases. For instance, what if you received whiplash injuries from a car crash? Whiplash injuries are unfortunately not taken as seriously as they should be, and you may have a difficult time disputing your case. This is why it is not only important to have an attorney on your side, but always receive medical treatment and speak to your doctor about moving forward. Your doctor’s take on your accident will make a powerful difference in your case, especially if they believe that you are disabled and will not be able to return to work. Their opinion is held in high regard.
No matter what type of accident you have sustained, if you have received debilitating injuries as a result, you may qualify for some type of disability. Turn to an attorney that you can trust when moving forward after your accident at the Accident Law Group. We want to hear from you, so call us as soon as possible at 602-262-4254.