Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) Awards – Workers Compensation

Arm
100% SLU = 312 weeks
75% SLU = 234 weeks
50% SLU = 156 weeks
25% SLU = 78 weeks

Leg
100% SLU = 288 weeks
75% SLU = 216 weeks
50% SLU = 144 weeks
25% SLU = 72 weeks

Hand
100% SLU = 244 weeks
75% SLU = 183 weeks
50% SLU = 122 weeks
25% SLU = 61 weeks

Foot
100% SLU = 205 weeks
75% SLU = 153.75 weeks
50% SLU = 102.5 weeks
25% SLU = 51.25 weeks

Eye
100% SLU = 160 weeks
75% SLU = 120 weeks
50% SLU = 80 weeks
25% SLU = 40 weeks

Thumb
100% SLU= 75 weeks
75% SLU = 56.25 weeks
50% SLU = 37.5 weeks
25% SLU = 18.75 weeks

First Finger
100% SLU = 46 weeks
75% SLU = 34.5 weeks
50% SLU = 23 weeks
25% SLU = 11.5 weeks

Second Finger
100% SLU = 30 weeks
75% SLU = 22.5 weeks
50% SLU = 15 weeks
25% SLU = 7.5 weeks

Third Finger
100% SLU = 25 weeks
75% SLU = 18.75 weeks
50% SLU = 12.5 weeks
25% SLU = 6.26 weeks

Fourth Finger
100% SLU = 15 weeks
75% SLU = 11.25 weeks
50% SLU = 7.5 weeks
25% SLU = 3.75 weeks

Great Toe
100% SLU = 38 weeks
75% SLU = 28.5 weeks
50% SLU = 19 weeks
25% SLU = 9.5 weeks

Other Toe
100% = 16 weeks
75% SLU = 12 weeks
50% SLU = 8 weeks
25% SLU = 4 weeks

“A SLU occurs when an employee has permanently lost use of an upper extremity (shoulder, arm, hand, wrist, finger), lower extremity (hip, leg, knee, ankle, foot, toe), or eyesight or hearing. Compensation is limited to a certain number of weeks based on the body part and severity of the disability, according to a schedule set by law. Temporary benefits that have been paid are deducted from the total SLU award.”

http://nyworkerscompensationdefense.com/what-is-a-schedule-loss-of-use-slu-award/

Example Using a Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) Award for the shoulder/arm.

Injured Body Part – Left Arm
• AWW: 800
• TTD Rate: $533.33
• 45% SLU

The injured workers has missed 10 weeks of work and was paid at a TTD (Temporary Total Disability) rate. 10 weeks’ x $533.33 = $5,333.30 has been paid to the injured worker.

45% SLU = 312 weeks’ x .45 = 140.40 weeks’ payable.
140.40 weeks’ x $533.33 TTD rate = $74,879.53 Total SLU Worth
$74,879.53 – $5,333.30 = $69,546.23 Total Money Payable to the Injured Worker

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