Disabilities can result from a major accident or a life-threatening illness like cancer. Permanent disability has been defined under insurance contracts as one of the following:
A permanent total disability cover will guard the Life Assured or policyholder when such situation arises. Such insurance products offer an income to the Life Assured or policyholder when they can no longer work due to a disability. Some of the term insurance plans also offer accidental death and disability benefits.
For example, the following conditions can fall under permanent total disability:
The critical condition here is that the loss of use for a limb should be permanent and irreversible. If the loss is reversible through treatment the condition will not fall under permanent disability.