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Permanent Disability in Maryland workers’ compensation

Introduction In Maryland, there are two different forms of permanent disability – permanent partial and permanent total.  Relevant to calculating a permanent disability award is both the employee’s average weekly wage, in addition to the overall State average for a given year. Further, there are four different “tiers” of permanent disability benefits under the Maryland Worker’s Compensation Act (“the Act”).[1]  The first three tiers deal with permanent partial disability, whereas the fourth tier pertains to permanent total disability. The Act provides for specific compensation rates for the loss or loss of use of certain body parts; specifically, § 9-627 of …

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