Total Disability

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Total Disability

Meaning of Total Disability

In the occupational sense, the term denotes inability to perform one’s trade or inability to perform reasonably gainful employment. For purposes of disability insurance , the term does not mean a state of absolute helplessness or inability to perform any task relating to one’s employment but a disability which renders the insured unable to perform all substantial and material acts necessary to the prosecution of his business or occupation in the customary and usual manner. See Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v Bovello, 56 App. D. C. 275, 12 F.2d810. Such disability as renders the insured unable to perform in the usual and customary way, substantially all of the material acts of any occupation that his age, training, experience, education and physical condition would enable him to perform except for infirmity. See Stout v Central Nat. Life Ins. Co., (Mo. App.) 522 S. W.2d 124.

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