What are Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD)?
When an injury caused by an accident at work leaves an employee with a loss of use of a body part, or results in serious disfigurement, the employee may be entitled to Permanent Partial disability Benefits (PPD). The Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act lists specific body parts that are subject to PPD benefits and assigns each part a value in terms of weeks. If an employee’s accident at work results in the total loss of that employee’s hand, the employee would be entitled to 150 weeks of PPD benefits. If that accident results in a 50% loss of use of that hand then the employee would be entitled to 50% of that 150 weeks assigned to the hand, or 75 weeks. The employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier will receive a credit for any TTD and SEB paid against PPD that may be owed.
PPD may also be paid for injuries that leave serious scarring and disfigurement. While the courts have had discretion in the amount of PPD awarded to claims for scarring and/or disfigurement, recent court decisions may change that.
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