partial disability


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partial disability

n. the result of an injury which permanently reduces a person's ability to function, but still permits some working or other activity. In workmen's compensation cases an injured worker is often awarded a percentage rating of permanent partial disability, which will entitle him/her to a money settlement. The percentage payoff is often based on a physician's evaluation of what part of the person's normal functioning is gone.

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Based on these data and interviews with workers' compensation experts in these states, we learned how the features of the two litigious systems encouraged legal disputes over the payment of permanent partial disability benefits.
Compensation for permanent partial disability was capped at $220.
The lower indemnity benefits per claim with more than seven days of lost time resulted from several factors: a shorter duration of temporary disability, a shorter duration of medical treatment, a lower percentage of workers that lost more than a week off work, and less frequent and less costly permanent partial disability (PPD)/lump sum payments per claim.
But SSS Tarlac has erroneously ruled on the case, granting partial disability benefits.
The majority of the savings allowing for such a significant decrease are to come from the elimination of the state's Second Injury Fund, and the elimination of lifetime benefits for permanent partial disability.
Burton said partial disability benefits were the sticking point for reform efforts.
Nurse Lukose filed a petition for Workers' Compensation benefits and was awarded total disability benefits in the amount of $455 per week, followed by ongoing partial disability benefits in the amount of $342 per week.
Specifically, permanent partial disability benefits, legal costs, and administrative costs still need to be addressed.
However, the hospital continued to pay Nurse Ingle partial disability benefits to account for the loss of earning power caused by her injury.
It's not easy,'' Wallace, 16, said of life with a partial disability.
A substantial portion of the increased cost of workers' compensation may be due to higher permanent partial disability costs.