Schedulable and Non-Schedulable Injuries
Have you been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence? In order to understand what benefits, you are eligible to receive, it is important to understand the two different kinds of injuries. Workers compensation contemplates two types of injuries – schedulable and non-schedulable injuries.
Schedulable injuries are typically those sustained on the arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers, toes, eyes and ears. When you reach your maximum level of recovery from a schedulable injury, that is, when such an injury improves as much as can be expected (a doctor’s opinion is required at this point), they are said to have reached maximum medical improvement and we obtain opinions for the scheduled loss of use for that part of the body which corresponds to a dollar amount reduced by the weekly benefits or wages already paid and the remainder is paid to the injured employee as a scheduled loss award.
Non-scheduled injuries are most often those occurring to the neck and the back. These also include head injuries, hernias, and certain diseases for which there are no scheduled loss awards. These are typically injuries from which a person suffers a permanent disability. Non-schedule benefits are based on the employee’s permanent loss of earning capacity.
You may obtain your rightful benefits for all types of injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Neck and severely back injuries
- Knee, shoulder and joint injuries
- Eye and ear injuries
- Head injuries
- Burn injuries
- Repetitive injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Occupational illnesses and diseases caused by exposure to toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances
Do you want to seek compensation for your schedulable and non-schedulable injuries? Please call our experienced Buffalo workers’ compensation lawyers today. Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C. is a full-service law firm that thrives on applying our half-century of experience, integrity, and personal service to resolve your personal injury case.