Because Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP (FOA) is committed to working with union members, everything we do is to benefit the worker. Whether you come to FOA because you have been injured on the job and are eligible for Workers’ Compensation, or can no longer work and need Social Security Disability Benefits, have a Personal Injury, or need an attorney for General Legal Services or Veterans Disability Benefits, we will be right there with you every step of the way, no matter how long it takes.
Workers’ Compensation Disability Classifications
An injured worker’s health care provider will give an opinion on the extent of the disability. Cash benefits are directly related to the following disability classifications:
Permanent Total Disability:
The injured worker’s wage-earning capacity is permanently and totally lost. There is no limit on the number of weeks payable.
Temporary Total Disability:
The injured worker’s wage-earning capacity is lost totally, but only on a temporary basis.
Temporary Partial Disability:
The wage-earner’s capacity is lost only partially, and on a temporary basis.
Permanent Partial Disability:
Part of the injured worker’s wage-earning capacity has been permanently lost. Benefits are payable as long as the partial disability exists, except for scheduled loss of use. If there are no reduced earnings as a result of the partial disability, only medical benefits are payable.
This is a special category of Permanent Partial Disability, and involves loss of eyesight or hearing, or loss of a limb or partial loss of its use. Compensation is limited to a certain number of weeks, according to a schedule set by the NYS Legislature.
Serious and permanent disfigurement to the face, head or neck may entitle the worker to compensation up to a maximum of $20,000, depending on date of accident.