All week we will be explaining New York Workers' Compensation law as it relates to schedule loss of use awards. Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) is defined as an additional cash payment given injured persons when their body part(s) have less ability and range of use then they had prior to the injury. How much is a body part injury worth in New York? Check out our guide...
If you've sustained a permanent injury to your Eye, Ear (or Ears), Facial Scars you may be eligible for a benefits covering the injury and/or monetary award, called a "Schedule Loss of Use Award". The amount of the award is dependent upon the severity of the injury and your total rate of compensation.
*The higher the percentage = The higher the severity of the injury*
- Ear SLUs are defined as Hearing Loss Claims. Physical damage to the ear would qualify as facial scarring or disfigurement.
- Both eyes can be claimed and resolved separately or together. The weekly rate would reflect the injuries to each eye independently.
If you'd like to download our full SLU Chart, where we go over Arms, Legs, Hands, Fingers, Feet, Toes, and have a chart that breaks down everyhing further, click the button below
You can also read more about Workers' Comp law in our additional blog posts on the topic below.
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