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Payments "Without Prejudice"

Payment of workers' compensation benefits to a claimant while the compensability of an alleged work-related injury or occupational disease is in question. Payments made "without prejudice" must begin on or before the 28th day after an employer receives a claimant's written notice of claim for compensation.

Permanent Partial

Permanent Partial Disability or an award of Permanent Partial Disability benefits.

Permanent Partial Award

Award of workers' compensation benefits paid to an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease for a Permanent Partial Disability of one or more part(s) of the employee's body.

Permanent Partial Disability

Permanent loss of, or loss of use of, one or more body part(s) of an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease. If it is determined by the attending physician at the time of the employee's maximum medical improvement that a Permanent Partial Disability exists, that employee is eligible to receive Permanent Partial Disability benefits.

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

Workers' compensation benefits paid to an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease for a Permanent Partial Disability of one or more part(s) of the employee's body.

Personal Injury

Accidental injury which may be definitely located as to the time when and the place where the accident occurred, and is causally connected with the injured person's employment or the direct result of repetitive trauma or repetitive acts incident to such employment, as well as occupational disease.

Petition for Review

Workers' Compensation Commission form used by any party requesting an appeal before the Commission's Compensation Review Board.

Posting Notice

Workers' Compensation Commission notice required in each employer's workplace to notify its employees of its workers' compensation insurance coverage.

PPD

Permanent Partial Disability or Permanent Partial Disability benefits.

PPO

Preferred Provider Organization.

Preferred Provider Organization

An employer's medical care plan for the treatment of its employee's compensable work-related injuries and occupational diseases.

Presumptive Dependent

Any of the following persons, who are conclusively presumed to be wholly dependent for support upon a deceased employee: (1) a wife upon a husband with whom she lives at the time of his injury or from whom she receives support regularly; (2) a husband upon a wife with whom he lives at the time of her injury or from whom he receives support regularly; (3) any child under the age of eighteen or over the age of eighteen but who is physically or mentally incapacitated from earning, upon the parent with whom he or she is living or from whom he or she is receiving support regularly, at the time of the injury of the parent; or (4) any unmarried child who has attained the age of eighteen but has not attained the age of twenty-two and who is a full-time student, upon the parent with whom he or she is living or from whom he or she is receiving support regularly.

Previous Disability

An employee's preexisting condition due to the total or partial loss of, or loss of use of, one hand, arm, foot, or eye resulting from an accidental injury, a disease, or from congenital causes, or any other permanent physical impairment.

Product Liability Suit

Suit brought by an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease against a party other than the employee's employer who is alleged to be responsible in some way or to some degree for the injury or disease.


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