Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
Once you reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) from all treating physicians,
you may be entitled to receive 66.67% of your pre-injury wages from the
Workers’ Compensation carrier until age 75. Entitlement to this
type of lost wages is established if you have a catastrophic injury (examples
include, but are not limited to, paralysis, amputation, blindness, etc.);
or you are not able to engage in at least sedentary employment within
a 50-mile radius of your residence, based upon your age, education, work
history, and work related physical limitations.
For more information from the State of Florida on how to review and calculate
your Worker’s Compensation Benefits, including your Permanent Total
Disability benefits, please visit the
Florida Worker’s Compensation Benefit Center for more information.
Please see Florida Statutes Section 440.15(1) for more information regarding
your potential PTD payment rights.