Barbara Lucas

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New Attachment for Schedule Loss of Use Stipulations

There are two types of permanency evaluations: Schedule awards for the impairment of extremities, vision loss, hearing loss, or facial disfigurement Non-schedule classification as a permanent partial or total disability. On October 4, 2019, in subject number 046-1211, the Board issued specific circumstances where a new attachment must be used when stipulating to schedule loss of use and non-schedule sites are also involved. The new stipulation must be used in
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SLU or Not to SLU- That is the Question

Claimants may be entitled to schedule loss of use (SLU) awards for permanent injuries sustained to arms, legs, hands, feet, eyes, fingers, and toes, known as “schedule injuries.” Injuries sustained to the head, neck, and back, known as “nonscheduled injuries,” are typically subject to classification of a permanent partial disability (PPD) or permanent total disability (PTD), based on loss of wage earning capacity. An issue arises when a claimant has
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