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 Hands or Fingers you may be eligible for a benefits covering the injury and/or monetary award, called a "Schedule Loss of Use". The amount of the award is dependent upon the severity of the injury and your total rate of compensation. Speak with an attorney to get specifics on your injury and compensation rates.
*The higher the percentage - The higher the severity of the injury*
- These weekly breakdowns are for one hand and individual fingers. Both hands and/or fingers on either hand can be injured but SLU awards are usually determined separately.
If you're interested in our full SLU Chart, where we go over Facial Scars, Eyes, Ears, Arms, Legs, 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.
Day 1: SLU - Eyes, Ears, and Facial Scarring
Day 2: SLU - Arms and Legs
**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**