Scheduled Injury

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Scheduled Injury

An injury specified in workers compensation law as having a certain period of time during which one receives disability payments. For example, a thumb injury may be a scheduled injury if the workers comp law specifies 15 weeks of disability payments.
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Compensation for scheduled injuries is usually a proportion of the maximum payment amount and payment period allowed for non-scheduled injuries.
Scheduled injuries are compensated according to body part injured and injury severity.
Unlike scheduled injuries, the duration of benefits is unlimited.
They include increasing awards for scheduled injuries from $145 per degree of impairment to $305; requiring employers with more than 10 employees to set up labor-management safety committees; and requiring reinstatement of injured workers to their former job (if it still exists) for up to three years, even if a replacement has been hired.
In addition, permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits are paid only for scheduled injuries.