When your Workers Compensation Lawyer has negotiated the disability percentage in your Workers Compensation Case their next step will be to look at the Workers Compensation Charts to see what the total value of your disability is.
The first thing that your Workers Compensation Lawyer will do is look at the chart and see what body part you have injured in your Workers Compensation case. The Workers Compensation charts lay out the value of every body part in terms of weeks; for example a back injury is considered an injury to the Workers Compensation Claimant’s body as a whole and has a value of Four Hundred Weeks, while a foot injury has a significantly lower value in weeks.
Next, your Workers Compensation Lawyer will take the agreed upon disability percentage and multiply that value by the number of weeks, as set out in the Workers Compensation Chart. The values set out in the charts signify the number of weeks with One Hundred Percent disability and when your Workers Compensation Lawyer multiplies your agreed disability percentage with the weeks set out in the chart the number of weeks of disability you are entitled to is arrived at.
Once your Workers Compensation Lawyer has calculated the applicable weeks of disability they are able to multiply that by the pay rate applicable in the case and that gives the dollar amount your Workers Compensation Lawyer was able to negotiate for. While application of this formula may seem robotic it is important to have the help of Workers Compensation Lawyer that can make sure you are getting to this stage in the best position possible.
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