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Permanent Disability Claims

Permanent Disability Claims

The Maryland Workers Compensation Commission will pay injured workers for "scheduled loss" injuries to the following body parts: fingers, toes, hand, arm, foot, leg, eye, hearing, septum, hernia, disfigurement, The Maryland Workers Compensation Commission will also pay for injuries that involve industrial loss or other cases. Any body parts not listed on the schedule of injuries will be paid under other cases. Each body part is assigned a maximum number of weeks that can be awarded by the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission.

Maryland has a tier system and awards are paid at different rates depending upon your average weekly wage and the number of weeks agreed upon or awarded.

Awards paid for 74 weeks and below are paid at the first tier rate.

Awards for 75 to 249 weeks are paid at the second tier rate.

Awards for over 250 weeks are paid at the serious disability rate.

Your Maryland workers compensation lawyer can tell you the rate as it applies to your case as the rates vary from year to year. However, should you wish to compute your benefits you may click for the link to the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission for specific rate information.

The Washington D.C. Office of Workers Compensation will award injured workers for a "scheduled loss" injury to the following body parts: fingers, toes, hand, arm, foot, leg, eye, hearing and disfigurement. In some cases a non scheduled injury can affect a scheduled injury and allow for recovery.

Disability Claims

The Washington D.C. Office of Workers Compensation will also award for injuries that involve industrial loss or wage loss. Wage Loss benefits are paid at the rate of 2/3 of the difference between pre injury wage and actual wages earned upon the injured workers return to work. These benefits are only paid after the injured worker reached maximum medical improvement and cannot return to the regular employment. There is presently a 500 week cap on permanent partial disability benefits in the District of Columbia. Injured workers can also be found to be permanently and totally disabled, if the injured worker is able to establish that the injured worker is unable to return to suitable gainful employment. An experienced Washington D.C. workers compensation lawyer can assist by hiring the services of a vocational expert that will testify at the hearing. A permanently totally disabled individual is entitled to be paid benefits for the rest of the claimant's life.

Washington D.C. awards are payable at the comp rate that is computed at 2/3 of your average weekly wage. Regardless of the number of weeks that you are awarded, D.C. claims are paid at the comp rate, which can be much higher than that which you would receive in other jurisdictions. The comp rate is also subject to a cap based upon the maximum rate for the year that you were injured.

The legal information on this site is not intended to be legal advice. Contact one of our experienced workers compensation attorneys or lawyers today to get specific information and answers for your specific situation.

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