Flashcards in Disability, Work Fitness, Workers' Comp Deck (16):
loss, loss of use, or derangement of a body part, system or function
decreased capacity of an individual to meet personal, occupational or societal demands as a consequence of impairment
What act covers federal employees?
FELA (Fed EE liability Act)
What act covers railroad workers?
What act covers black lung?
Federal Black Lung Act of 1969
Jones Act is AKA...
Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Act
Federal Soc Sec Program aka...
SSDI covers if....
less than 65 years old
disability expected to last 12 months or more
combined benefit with WC cannot exceed 80% of current pre-disability earnings
Temporary inability to perform any useful work because of injury is...
Temporary ability to perform modified work is...
What determines temporary vs permanent?
If EE is incapable of returning to ANY work?
If EE has reached MMI but unable to perform pre-injury level, but capable of modified work?
Examples of catastrophic injury ending in PTD?
spinal cord injury
severe brain injury
2nd or 3rd degree burns of face an hands
Employer must have FMLA if...
has more than 50 EEs.