Injuries & Disabling Conditions

Workers’ Compensation Overview

What Is Odd-Lot Permanent Total Disability?

When a worker is deemed completely unable to work in any capacity due to a disability, he or she will qualify for permanent total disability benefits. However, many injured workers do not understand that they do not have to have one particular injury that renders them totally disabled; they may qualify for “odd lot” permanent total disability.

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At Glass & Korein, LLC, we focus on helping our clients throughout the St. Louis area, Central Illinois and Southern Illinois get the full workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to for their disabling conditions. We strive to level the playing field and put the law on the side of our clients. Call 618-216-5218 or 888-504-7059 for a free consultation with our Belleville odd-lot permanent total disability attorneys.

What Is Odd-Lot Permanent Total Disability?

Odd-lot permanent total disability refers to those who have been given permanent medical restrictions by their physicians and, after a good faith effort, have demonstrated they are unable to find work based on a combination of their permanent restrictions, age, education and lack of transferable skills. These odd-lot claims are actually more common than “traditional” permanent total disability claims filed by people who have suffered a 100 percent loss of two body parts or been told by a physician that they can never return to any form of work.

For odd-lot claims to be successful, employees must prove that their condition, permanent restrictions and other factors render them unable to perform services for which there is a reasonably stable labor market. On the other hand, employers’ representatives seeking to deny the odd-lot claim must prove that the injured worker is in fact able to perform work for which there is a reasonably steady labor market.

Belleville Medical Restrictions Lawyer

Do you qualify for odd-lot permanent total disability? Contact us today for a free call or meeting to learn more from our lawyers. Weekend and evening appointments are available. We work for our clients on a contingency fee basis; you will not pay us unless and until we have collected what you’re entitled to under the Illinois laws written to protect you.