You may be eligible for permanent total disability (PTD) benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation if your workplace injuries don’t allow you to return to your former earning position or any other earning capacity.
Applying For PTD Benefits in Florida
You may qualify for permanent total disability (PTD) benefits under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act if you can demonstrate that you cannot engage in gainful employment within a 50-mile radius of your home due to the workers’ compensation accident.
This is a demanding and strict standard, especially if you live in a large metropolitan area. PTD is a combination of physical capabilities and a claimant's vocational background. Physical restrictions apply to your residual abilities to engage in certain physical activities, while vocational preparation considers your work experience and educational background.