Scheduled Loss in a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Buffalo Workers Compensation Lawyer Jerry A. Gambino discusses scheduled loss of use and non-scheduled injuries. Check out this educational video to learn more about schedule loss of use and what it means for your claim. If you’ve been injured at work, contact our experienced workers compensation attorneys for a consultation. Let our experience work for you.
- Workers’ compensation contemplates two types of injuries – schedulable injuries and non-schedulable injuries. Schedulable injuries affect the toes, feet, legs, fingers, hands, arms, eyes and ears.
- When schedulable injuries improve as much as can be expected, 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 – and there is no scheduled award for those injuries.
- Non-scheduled injuries also include head injuries, hernias, and certain diseases for which there are no scheduled loss awards.