Sorry for the absence, but I’ve been busy with near trial after near trial.  Finally, I get a breather and the opportunity to catch up.

I want to discuss two PTD cases that came out last month, on the same day no less, regarding permanent total disability (PTD) claims.  One “good” and one “bad.”   One rules when an E/C should pick up a Claimant as PTD and the other rules when a Claimant is actually eligible for PTD.  But, both clarify many misconceptions of PTD eligibility and the full costs of voluntarily picking up a Claimant as PTD.

Ok. Let’s dive right in. (more…)