By: Fred J Lewis
Idaho Worker’s Compensation cases are controlled by the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act which is contained in the Idaho Code. Idaho Worker’s Compensation Claims are 100% statutory creatures. These claims were created 100 years ago by the Idaho Legislator. Injured workers were no longer required to prove their employers were negligent and hurt them.
The most significant benefit that you will be paid in you Idaho Work Comp case is the disability that is over and above your impairment rating. The factors that increase your disability over and above your impairment or permanent partial disability consist of non-medical factors such as, your wage loss, your loss of labor market access, your age, and the level of your education. The Idaho Industrial Commission looks at each of these factors and then calculates your permanent partials disability, or PPD benefit. The most influential factor in increasing your PPD benefit is the wage loss you suffer as a result of your injury and the restrictions that are caused by your injury.