2016 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 85A. Administrative Workers' Compensation System
§85A-46. Permanent partial disability schedule.
A. An injured employee who is entitled to receive permanent partial disability compensation under Section 45 of this act shall receive compensation for each part of the body in accordance with the number of weeks for the scheduled loss set forth below.
1. Arm amputated at the elbow, or between the elbow and shoulder, two hundred seventy-five (275) weeks;
2. Arm amputated between the elbow and wrist, two hundred twenty (220) weeks;
3. Leg amputated at the knee, or between the knee and the hip, two hundred seventy-five (275) weeks;
4. Leg amputated between the knee and the ankle, two hundred twenty (220) weeks;
5. Hand amputated, two hundred twenty (220) weeks;
6. Thumb amputated, sixty-six (66) weeks;
7. First finger amputated, thirty-nine (39) weeks;
8. Second finger amputated, thirty-three (33) weeks;
9. Third finger amputated, twenty-two (22) weeks;
10. Fourth finger amputated, seventeen (17) weeks;
11. Foot amputated, two hundred twenty (220) weeks;
12. Great toe amputated, thirty-three (33) weeks;
13. Toe other than great toe amputated, eleven (11) weeks;
14. Eye enucleated, in which there was useful vision, two hundred seventy-five (275) weeks;
15. Loss of hearing of one ear, one hundred ten (110) weeks;
16. Loss of hearing of both ears, three hundred thirty (330) weeks; and
17. Loss of one testicle, fifty-three (53) weeks; loss of both testicles, one hundred fifty-eight (158) weeks.
B. The permanent partial disability rate of compensation for amputation or permanent total loss of use of a scheduled member specified in this section shall be seventy percent (70%) of the employee’s average weekly wage, not to exceed Three Hundred Twenty-three Dollars ($323.00), multiplied by the number of weeks as set forth in this section, regardless of whether or not the injured employee is able to return to his or her pre-injury job.
C. Other cases: In cases in which the Commission finds an injury to a part of the body not specifically covered by the foregoing provisions of this section, the employee may be entitled to compensation for permanent partial disability. The compensation ordered paid shall be seventy percent (70%) of the employee's average weekly wage, not to exceed Three Hundred Twenty-three Dollars ($323.00) for the number of weeks which the partial disability of the employee bears to three hundred fifty (350) weeks.
D. 1. Compensation for amputation of the first phalange of a digit shall be one-half (1/2) of the compensation for the amputation of the entire digit.
2. Compensation for amputation of more than one phalange of a digit shall be the same as for amputation of the entire digit.
E. 1. Compensation for the permanent loss of eighty percent (80%) or more of the vision of an eye shall be the same as for the loss of an eye.
2. In all cases of permanent loss of vision, the use of corrective lenses may be taken into consideration in evaluating the extent of loss of vision.
F. Compensation for amputation or loss of use of two or more digits or one or more phalanges of two or more digits of a hand or a foot may be proportioned to the total loss of use of the hand or the foot occasioned thereby but shall not exceed the compensation for total loss of a hand or a foot.
G. Compensation for permanent total loss of use of a member shall be the same as for amputation of the member.
H. The sum of all permanent partial disability awards, excluding awards against the Multiple Injury Trust Fund, shall not exceed three hundred fifty (350) weeks.
Added by Laws 2013, c. 208, § 46, eff. Feb. 1, 2014.
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