If the event causes two scheduled injuries
, followed by permanent total disability, the employer is required to pay two 104 week permanent partial disability periods.
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.