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In workers compensation claim, what is 5% whole person

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In workers compensation claim, what is 5% whole person impairment worth
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The insurance company will calculate your whole person impairment benefit by multiplying your impairment rating by your age factor and then by 400 weeks. You will receive two-thirds your average weekly wage for the resulting number of weeks. However, you will receive no less than $150 per week and no more than $521 per week (as of July 1, 2017).

For example, suppose you injured your back—resulting in a 20% permanent impairment. At the time of MMI, you were 25 years old. You will receive 136 weeks of benefits (0.2 (impairment rating) x 1.7 (age factor) x 400 = 136 weeks).

Your particular age factor can be found at the following link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/Desk_Aid_5_Age_Factor_Chart.pdf

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