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Schedule Loss Of Use
Awards designed to compensate an injured worker with residual permanent physical and functional impairments are further categorized as schedule and non-schedule. Schedule loss of use awards are for certain impairment of the extremities, as well as vision and hearing loss and facial disfigurement.
Non-schedule awards are for all other permanent impairments, including conditions affecting the extremities not covered by a schedule. For example, non-schedule awards may cover chronic painful conditions affecting the extremities, spinal conditions, painful joint conditions and tumors.
We Bridge The Gulf Between Medical Evidence and The Law
If these legal classifications seem complex, you are not alone. Seeking workers’ compensation benefits can be a complicated legal process. That is why an injured worker needs the advocacy of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Medical evidence may describe a worker’s maximum medical improvement and inability to perform certain job functions, but a lawyer must translate that evidence into a persuasive legal argument for loss of wage earning capacity.
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If you are not able to earn the same wages you did before you were injured, you need to explore your options with a skilled workers’ compensation attorney. Schedule your free initial consultation today with the law offices of Terry Katz & Associates, PC. You may contact us online or by calling 888-488-7459.