Ohio WC Terms: Permanent Partial Disability (PP)

Permanent Partial Disability (PP)

R.C. 4123.57(A) provides a permanent partial (PP) disability award for residual disability. The permanent partial award does not settle the workers’ compensation claim. The claim remains open after receipt of a permanent partial award.

For claims arising on or after June 30, 2006, a 26 week waiting period must pass before filing the initial permanent partial application. Claims arising before June 30, 2006, have a 40 week waiting period. The waiting period is calculated from the date of injury or the last payment of temporary total or wage loss (whichever is later).

Our rate chart lists the maximum rates for permanent partial awards from 1987 to the present. See our case index for summaries of permanent partial decisions by Ohio courts, with links to the cases.

For more information about the permanent partial award, see Learn About: Permanent Partial.