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Permanent Partial Disability Schedule and Calculations

The PPD Schedule is authorized in section 102.52 of the Wisconsin state statutes.

Loss of Body Part Weeks of Compensation
Finger Distal 2nd Joint Proximal Metacarpal & metacarpal bone
Thumb 50 weeks 120 weeks 160 weeks
Index 12 weeks 30 weeks 50 weeks 60 weeks
Middle 8 weeks 20 weeks 35 weeks 45 weeks
Ring 6 weeks 15 weeks 20 weeks 26 weeks
Little 6 weeks 16 weeks 22 weeks 28 weeks
Loss of Body Part Weeks of Compensation
Arm at the shoulder 500 weeks
Arm at the elbow 450 weeks
Hand/at wrist 400 weeks
Palm where thumb remains 325 weeks
All fingers on one hand at their proximal joints 225 weeks
Loss of Body Part Weeks of Compensation
Leg at the hip joint 500 weeks
Leg at the knee 425 weeks
Foot at the ankle 250 weeks
Loss of Body Part Weeks of Compensation
Toe Distal 2nd Joint Proximal Metacarpal & metacarpal bone
Great 12 weeks 25 weeks 83 1/3 weeks
Second 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 25 weeks
Third 4 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 20 weeks
Fourth 4 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 20 weeks
Little 4 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 20 weeks
Loss of Body Part Weeks of Compensation
One Eye, by enucleation or evisceration 275 weeks
One Eye for industrial use 250 weeks
Total Deafness by accident or sudden trauma 330 weeks
Total deafness, one ear from accident or sudden trauma 55 weeks

Examples of Simple PPD Calculations

For these examples, we assumed the injury took place in January 2020 and the employee was entitled to the maximum rate of $362.00. The PPD rate is either the maximum rate for year of injury or employee’s TTD rate, whichever is lower. (Maximum Weekly PPD Rates for other dates of injury)

PPD rating by doctor:

10% to the right knee:

  • 10% X 425 weeks (per schedule) = 42.5 weeks
  • Multiply 42.5 weeks by PPD rate
  • Therefore:
  • 42.5 weeks X $362.00 =$15,385.00*

25% loss of use to distal joint of left little finger:

  • 25% X 6 weeks (per schedule) =1.5 weeks
  • Multiply 1.5 weeks by PPD rate
  • 1.5 weeks X $362.00 = $543.00

PPD rating by doctor: 2% loss of use to left wrist:

  • 2% X 400 weeks (per schedule) = 8 weeks
  • Multiply 8 weeks by PPD rate
  • 8 weeks X $362.00 = $2,896.00

PPD rating by the doctor: 5% to the body as a whole

  • 5% multiplied by 1000 weeks (for nonscheduled injury) = 50 weeks
  • Multiply 50 weeks by PPD rate
  • 50 multiplied by $362.00=$18,100.00*

PPD is to be paid at a rate of $1,568.67 a month until sum of it has been paid.