This is money paid to the claimant if they cannot return to work after injury.  (Section 8-42-105, C.R.S.).  A claimant is entitled to 2/3rds of their average weekly wage, but there is a limit that is changed each year by the Department of Workers’ Compensation.  For injuries after July 1, 2015, the cap is $914.27 per week.  (See Director’s Memo, 2015 Maximum Benefit Rates”).  Under SB 218, TTD or TPD may reduce any permanency the claimant may receive.  If the claimant is badly injured and requires a long time period to heal (such as after a severe burn), they may end up with no permanent disability payment whatsoever at the end of their case.  (Section 8-42-107.5, C.R.S.).  (See “Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Statutory “Caps” found elsewhere in this Glossary).


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