permanent disability
n.
A disability that impairs a person’s earning capacity for the rest of his or her life.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


permanent disability
A physical or mental disability that indefinitely impairs a worker's ability to perform the duties or normal activities that the worker performed before the accident or serious illness.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Employment Law & HR
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Health Care
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Social Security
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Social Security Disability

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

permanent disability
n.
   an injury which impairs the physical and/or mental ability of a person to perform his/her normal work or non-occupational activities supposedly for the remainder of his/her life. Under worker's compensation laws (covering on-the-job injuries) once the condition is stable, a degree of permanent disability is established even if the employee is able to work despite the physical problem. Permanent disability is also one basis for awarding general damages in a lawsuit for injury suffered due to the negligence or intentional attack of another.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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