Kan. Admin. Regs. § 51-7-8 - Computation of compensation

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 25, June 23, 2022

(a)
(1) If a worker suffers a loss or the loss of use to a member and, in addition, suffers other injuries contributing to the temporary total disability, compensation for the temporary total disability shall not be deductible from the scheduled amount for those weeks of temporary total disability attributable to the other injuries.
(2) The weekly compensation rate for temporary total compensation shall be computed by multiplying .6667 times the worker's average weekly wage. This figure shall be subject to the statutory maximum set in K.S.A. 44-510c, and amendments thereto.
(b) If a healing period of 10% of the schedule or partial schedule is granted, not exceeding 15 weeks, the healing period shall be added to the weeks on the schedule or partial schedule before the following computations are made.
(1) If a loss of or the loss of use occurs to a scheduled member of the body, compensation shall be computed as follows:
(A) Deduct the number of weeks of temporary total compensation from the schedule;
(B) multiply the difference by the percent of loss or the loss of use to the member; and
(C) multiply the result by the applicable weekly temporary total compensation rate.
(2) If part of a finger, thumb, or toe is amputated, compensation shall be calculated as follows:
(A) Multiply the percent of loss, as governed by K.S.A. 44-510d, and amendments thereto, by the number of weeks on the full schedule for that member;
(B) deduct the temporary total compensation; and
(C) multiply the remainder by the weekly temporary total compensation rate.
(3) If a scheduled member other than a part of a finger, thumb, or toe is amputated, compensation shall be computed by multiplying the number of weeks on the schedule by the worker's weekly temporary total compensation rate. The temporary total compensation previously paid shall be deducted from the total amount allowed for the member.
(c)
(1) Each injury involving the metacarpals shall be considered an injury to the hand. Each injury involving the metatarsals shall be considered an injury to the foot.
(2) If the injury results in loss of use of one or more fingers and also a loss of use of the hand, the compensation payable for the injury shall be on the schedule for the hand. The percentage of permanent partial loss of use of the hand shall be at least sufficient to equal the compensation payable for the injuries to the finger or fingers alone.
(3) Each injury involving the hip joint shall be computed on the basis of a disability to the body as a whole.
(4) Each injury at the joint on a scheduled member shall be considered a loss to the next higher schedule.
(5) If the tip of a finger, thumb, or toe is amputated, the amputation does not go through the bone, and it is determined that a disability exists, the disability rating shall be based on a computation of a partial loss of use of the entire finger.

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 51-7-8
Authorized by K.S.A. 44-573; implementing K.S.A. 44-510d, as amended by 2011 HB 2134, sec. 8; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended Jan. 1,1971; amended Jan. 1, 1973; amended, E-74-31, July 1,1974; amended May 1, 1975; amended Feb. 15, 1977; amended May 1, 1978; amended May 1, 1983; amended, T-88-20, July 1, 1987; amended May 1,1988; amended May 22,1998; amended Nov. 28, 2011.

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