Permanent Partial General Disability is paid when the employee sustains permanent partial disability not specifically covered by the schedule. Compensation is based on the percentage of disability remaining after recovery and is limited to 415 weeks.
Kansas workers compensation law requires that an employer or its insurance carrier pay an injured employee two-thirds of the employee's gross average weekly wage up to the amount of the applicable maximum benefits listed below. To find the appropriate maximum, look in the schedule for the range of dates that would contain the date of your injury, and then go to the right to find the maximum dollar amount of the benefit. For example, if the date of your injury is August 21, 2006, the maximum weekly benefit you could receive would be $483. The actual amount you receive is the lesser of two amounts: either two-thirds of your gross average weekly wage; or, the maximum in effect at the date of the injury. This effective maximum does not change over the life of your claim, even though the maximum benefit level for each new 12-month interval usually increases by a small amount.
Weekly compensation is payable at the applicable rate until the doctor releases you to return to work. In no case can such payments exceed a total of $125,000 for permanent total or $100,000 for permanent partial or temporary disability.