This is a summary of the Permanent Partial Disability Award worksheet that I use when setting up a PPC claim. It is designed to give you a basic outline of the award and how it should be presented.
The PPC can be given for a number of different diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, etc. To work out a proper compensation amount it is important to know what the facts are with regards to your particular condition. This is why it is a good idea to get a medical assessment done by a specialist in the field.
The PPC worksheet is divided into two sections: the medical facts section and the financial facts section. You should check in with your specialist to determine what medical conditions qualify for a PPC award. In addition, you should remember that they may also include expenses that are not medically related to the condition, or that are not related to the particular disease in question. This is an area where you can add expenses from everyday living, travel costs, etc.
The medical facts section covers a variety of general conditions. These include low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, asthma, stroke, muscle weakness, osteoporosis, etc. All of these are included in the list of conditions for which a PPC can be given. You may want to write down the facts you think are relevant so that you can use them later.
The financial facts section discusses the PPC in a little more detail. You will see some costs on there that you can add on to your claim. These can include things like damage to physical property or personal effects, and potential earnings. You should carefully read through this section and work out what your own costs are and add those to your PPC amount.
The last part of the worksheet is your permanent disability award. This is the amount that will be granted to you in compensation. The worksheet outlines this as the total amount of income that you would have received if you were working and still fit to do so. Of course, you will not be able to work if you have PPC, but it is useful to be able to explain this point to your doctor.
The fact sheet and the financial facts will cover what is necessary to obtain a permanent PPC award. It is a good idea to refer to the worksheet throughout the process, so that you can review any issues and correct them.
The PPC worksheet is a great way to get your settlement awarded properly. By following the worksheet, you can focus on the details that are important. If you know you will need to follow-up with your specialist, this can be done as well.