partial disability

   In employment law, the result of a work-related injury that permanently limits a person's ability to function, while still allowing some working and other activities. Injured workers are often assessed at a percentage of permanent partial disability, which entitles them to a money settlement. The percentage is usually based on a medical assessment of what proportion of the person's normal functioning has been lost.

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  • partial disability — The result of an injury that permanently reduces a worker s ability to function, but still permits the worker to do some gainful activity. Category: Accidents & Injuries Category: Employment Law & HR Category: Personal Finance & Retirement →… …   Law dictionary

  • partial disability — A disability resulting in only a partial loss of earning power, the claimant still being capable of performing remunerative employment. 58 Am J1st Workm Comp § 283. Physical power in part only or physical inability in part of injured member.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • partial disability — noun : a condition constituting less than total disability : incapacity preventing full performance of duties of an occupation as a result of accident or illness …   Useful english dictionary

  • temporary partial disability — noun : disability resulting from an injury that temporarily impairs a worker s earning capacity …   Useful english dictionary

  • disability — dis·abil·i·ty n pl ties 1: inability to pursue an occupation because of a physical or mental impairment; specif: inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be …   Law dictionary

  • partial — I (biased) adjective bigoted, cupidus, discriminatory, favorably disposed, inclined, influenced, iniquus, interested, jaundiced, narrow minded, one sided, partisan, predisposed, prejudiced, prepossessed, prone, restricted, studiosus, subjective,… …   Law dictionary

  • disability — The want of legal capability to perform an act. Term is generally used to indicate an incapacity for the full enjoyment of ordinary legal rights; thus, persons under age, insane persons, and convicts are said to be under legal disability.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • disability — The want of legal capability to perform an act. Term is generally used to indicate an incapacity for the full enjoyment of ordinary legal rights; thus, persons under age, insane persons, and convicts are said to be under legal disability.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • partial incapacity — See partial disability; partial insanity …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • partial loss — A loss of the use of a member of the body for some purposes. Partial disability in health, mind, or person. 22 Am J2d Damg § 117. The destruction of a part of insured property. The loss at sea of a part of the cargo. See general average;… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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