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Permanently Partially Disabled or Permanently Totally Disabled?

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Permanently Partially Disabled or Permanently Totally Disabled?

When you’ve been hurt on the job, and your injury is clearly permanent, requiring ongoing treatment for the rest of your life, the workers’ compensation board will have to make a decision as to how you will be classified—are you permanently partially disabled, or are you permanently totally disabled?

It’s important to understand that, until 2007, when a person was classified as permanently partially disabled (the vast majority of permanently injured workers are classified this way), that worker would be entitled to a weekly check for the rest of his life. In 2007, though, the state legislature increased the amount of permanent partial disability payments, but put a cap of 10 years on the award.

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