Permanent Partial Disability

by admin on November 11, 2010

Permanent partial disability benefits are paid to injured employees who, after medical treatment, have resulting permanent occupational injuries. Permanent partial disability is paid as a percentage of the employee’s pre-injury salary. Evaluation of payment follows strict guidelines determined by the state legislature. Permanent Partial Disability benefits are paid weekly and adhere to the following restriction: payments are limited to 70% of the worker’s pre-injury earnings, up to the maximum amount, currently $323. Some specific injuries are limited in payment to a length of weeks; the loss of a thumb prompts payment for 66 weeks. Deafness from an industrial accident prompts payment for 330 weeks.

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