Representing Injured Workers in Missouri & Illinois

 

Attorneys at Law
THE Workers' Compensation Attorneys
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Keefe & Griffiths, PC

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Call Keefe & Griffiths, PC at 314.241.7243 or e-mail us to schedule an appointment with a dedicated lawyer to discuss your case.

NOTE: No doctor’s opinion is necessarily right or wrong.  And it is certainly not binding on the injured worker or the court.  It is just an opinion.  If a company doctor says you have just 5% disability, for example, that doesn’t make it so.  You may simply need another opinion.


The value of injuries changes from year to year and also changes according to how much the worker was earning at the time of the injury.


What are PTD Benefits?

An injured worker who can no longer work at their former job or any other job that he or she is qualified for may be entitled to a weekly compensation check, known as permanent, total disability benefits.  The amount of the check depends on the date of injury and on what the worker earned in the months leading up to the injury.  Permanent, total disability benefits sometimes cause a decrease or set off for social security disability benefits.  Keefe & Griffiths, PC can usually help their clients avoid this problem.


Getting Fair Compensation

The complex nature of calculating permanent partial or permanent total disability benefits makes it important to have an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer helping you.


Statistics published by the Missouri Industrial Commission show that, on average, injured workers with lawyers receive more than twice as much in medical care and compensation than those without.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Keefe & Griffiths, PC

Getting a Settlement for Your Work Injury

Injured workers are often eligible for permanent partial disability (PPD) or permanent total disability (PTD) benefits.  Sometimes they are paid out on a weekly basis.  More often, they come as a one-time workers’ compensation settlement.


Keefe & Griffiths, PC has represented injured workers in Illinois and Missouri for over 60 years.  You can be confident that they know the law, the medicine, the procedures, and the players.


What do PPD Benefits Cover?

Permanent partial disability benefits pay an injured worker for any permanent pain, limitation, loss of strength, decreased range of motion, tenderness, loss of use, or any other deficit caused by a work injury.


The value of injuries changes from year to year and also changes according to how much the worker was earning at the time of the injury.

How are PPD Benefits Calculated?

The amount of a PPD settlement is based on a complex formula that takes into account the earnings of the worker, the date of the accident, the part of the body involved, and the extent of the disability.


Each part of the body is assigned a value, relative to all the other parts.  For example, a shoulder is valued higher than a toe.


Each injury is assigned a percentage disability rating by one or more doctors.  The higher the percent, the worse the disability, and the more valuable the case. 

A work comp settlement is based on a complex formula that includes past earnings, date of accident, body part, and extent of disability.

Permanent Partial Disability and Permanent Total Disability Settlements