Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Lawyers know that Permanent Partial Disability Benefits under the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act may be payable for anatomical loss of use or amputation or loss of physical function of a body part when the percentage is established in the most recent edition of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. The injured worker DOES NOT need to sign settlement documents to get a Permanent Partial Disability Settlement.
The body parts for which benefits are payable include, but are not limited to, the thumb, index finger, other fingers, big toe, other toes, hand, arm, foot, leg and eye. Benefits may also be payable to persons who are seriously and permanently disfigured or suffers a permanent hearing loss solely due to a single traumatic accident, or where the usefulness of the physical function of the respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, or genitourinary system, as contained within the thoracic or abdominal cavities, is seriously and permanently impaired.
For more details about Permanent Partial Disability Benefits, including a Permanent Partial Disability Rating Chart by anatomical part, see Louisiana Revised Statute 23:1221
If you need help or have any question about your job injury, call me, a Louisiana workers’ compensation lawyer, at 866-558-9151, or submit your inquiry online. Please be advised that you may be facing important legal deadlines so don’t delay