[Legal Glossary] Definition of Permanent Partial Disability

Under Indiana law, permanent partial disability, or PPD, can refer to one of two things in relation to a personal injury case: the disability itself, or the benefit payable to an employee who has suffered such a disability. The employer’s worker’s compensation insurance pays the PPD benefit.

An accident victim who has sustained a permanent, but not complete, disability may qualify for benefits set by law for various specific conditions. Depending on the circumstances, such a victim may also be able to receive damages for his or her permanent partial disability in a personal injury lawsuit.

If you need help claiming disability benefits (long-term, short-term, private or through a company), we recommend Young, Marr and Associates.

Examples of Permanent Partial Disabilities

Permanent partial disabilities include a range of conditions, such as:

  • Partial hearing or vision loss
  • Loss of, or loss of use of, a limb or extremity

An employee may qualify for PPD benefits even if he or she is still able to work.

If you’ve been injured in a car or truck accident in Indianapolis, please visit Wilson Kehoe Winingham (WKW).