Welcome to our Workers Comp 101 series! Here we discuss the basics of Workers Compensation law in new York State.
There are multiple ways a workers compensation case can end. One common way is called a Schedule Loss of Use or SLU Award. This award is given as an additional cash payment on top of medical benefits you receive. Injuries can linger and sometimes even the best medical treatment won't get your injured extremity back to 100%. When a worker loses a certain amount of mobility in their extremities they may be able to collect a Schedule Loss of Use award.
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Extremities that are eligible for Schedule Loss of Use are as follows:
- Eyes (Vision Loss)
- Ears (Hearing Loss)
- Facial Disfigurement (Severity Determine by a Judge)
SLU awards may also be awarded on Wrists, hips, shoulders, elbows, ankles, and knees. The percentage award is based on many factors including a doctors determination of percentage loss of use. Awards can happen as soon as 6 months after the injury occurred.
**This information is based on New York State. Each state may be different. This blog post is for informational purposes. Your specific circumstances may vary from the information provided. Every case is different. Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes. The contents contained in this post do not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please contact us before sending confidential or time-sensitive material**