Definitions for "Permanent disability"
Includes any degree of permanent impairment of the body such as amputation, permanent impairment of vision and other permanently crippling nonfatal injury ranging from the permanent stiffening of a joint or a finger amputation, to permanent, complete crippling.
(PD) - When the injury is found to be permanent and stationary, and the injured worker's capacity to compete in the open labor market is reduced as a result of the injury, the employee may be entitled to a permanent disability rating. The extent of the work preclusion is determined by a physician. The physician's report is rated and given a dollar value based on state guidelines and the injured worker received a cash award.
Any residual disability that impairs your ability to compete in the open labor market after you become permanent and stationary.