Re: Trying to Understand
From what I see, you would be eligible for 425 weeks of payments at the rates explained in the below charts if this injury occurred after July13 2013.
This is just an estimate, only your lawyer can give an exact figure based on the facts of your case.
The number of payments depends on the disability rating. With a permanent disability rating of 50% or less,
benefit payments will extend to 425 weeks; while a permanent disability rating greater than 50% will be paid
for 520 weeks. The amount of benefit payments also depends on the impairment rating, which is then
multiplied by a factor. This factor is established by law and subject to change. The impairment rating multiplied
by the factor establishes the “permanent disability rating.”
AMA Impairment Rating = Factor
0-5% = 0.65
6-10% = 0.85
11-20% = 1.00
21-25% = 1.15
26-30% = 1.35
31-35% = 1.50
36% and above = 1.70
With an AMA functional impairment rating of 15% and an average weekly
wage of $350, this injured worker will receive $35.00 in weekly permanent
partial disability benefit payments.
$350 x 66.67% = 233.33
$233.33 x 15% (AMA impairment rating) = $35.00
$35.00 x 1.00(Factor) = $35.00 per week (base benefit)
If this worker does not retain the physical capacity to return to the type of work performed at the time of
injury, the weekly disability payment is multiplied by 3 and will be:
$35.00 x 3 = $105.00
See Pg. 22
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