Washington, D.C. Permanent Disability Lawyers



When you need to file a permanent disability claim or if your claim was denied, call May Lightfoot, PLLC at (202) 919-6463 or contact us online. Our permanent disability attorneys can help answer your questions, address your concerns, and aggressively fight for your benefits.

The permanent disability attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC, are:

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of disability law;
  • Understanding and compassionate regarding the struggles people face when limited by illness or injury; and
  • Persistent when pursuing claims on behalf of those entitled to receive benefits under the law.

If you or your loved one suffered a severe injury or was diagnosed with a chronic illness, contact our permanent disability attorneys. We will evaluate your claim and provide you with your best legal options.

An Experienced Washington, D.C. Permanent Disability Attorney Can Help

With the help of an experienced permanent disability attorney from May Lightfoot, PLLC, you can avoid common application mistakes, so your benefits are not unnecessarily delayed or denied.  At May Lightfoot, PLLC, our permanent disability attorneys do the following and more on your behalf:

  • Gather medical evidence to build your claim;
  • Protect your right to a fair hearing;
  • Obtain a report from your doctor consistent with permanent disability regulations;
  • Send you to a vocational expert to determine your ability to work;
  • Review and assess any available documents and actions taken;
  • Request subpoenas to ensure the presence of needed witnesses at your hearing; and
  • Make sure your disability benefits are correctly calculated.

To learn more about the disability claims process or to speak to one of the skilled professionals at May, Lightfoot, PLLC, call our office in Washington, D.C., today.

Permanent Disability

In Washington, D.C., there are two types of permanent disability.  These are permanent partial disability and permanent total disability.

With permanent partial disability, if an injury causes permanent problems to a worker, and that body part is covered as a scheduled member per the Washington D.C. Workers’ Compensation Act, permanent partial disability benefits are owed to the worker.

A worker with a permanent partial disability can still resume their full duty work.  However, they are in some way permanently changed by their injury.  The value of permanent partial disability payments is based on the extent of the worker’s injuries and what body part or parts were injured.

Permanent total disability is available to injured workers when their work injury or occupational disease prevents them from returning to any type of gainful employment.  Generally, the injured worker must show medical evidence that he cannot return to his pre-injury employment or regular work.  Treating or examining physicians must certify that the worker is permanently disabled from his regular job.

When a worker incurs injuries to such an extent that they can never work again, that worker can receive permanent total disability.  If this happens, the workers can receive permanent total disability payments and lifetime medical care as well as a supplemental allowance on top of their existing weekly payments.

Contact an Experienced Washington, D.C. Permanent Disability Attorney Today

If you would like to know more about temporary permanent disability or total permanent disability in Washington, D.C., contact May Lightfoot, PLLC, and schedule a no-obligation consultation with a permanent disability attorney.  Our attorneys will take the time to understand your personal goals and expectations and develop a personalized legal plan to meet those desires.

Contact us now and set up your initial claim review by phone, Zoom or FaceTime, or in-person; however you are most comfortable.