# Examples of Simple Multiple Injury Calculations

For these examples, we assumed the injury took place in January 2010 and the employee is entitled to the maximum rate of \$282.00. The PPD rate is either the maximum rate for year of injury or employee’s TTD rate, whichever is lower.

(view Maximum Weekly PPD Rates for other dates of injury)

## PPD rating by doctor:

### 10% to the right knee, 2% to the left wrist:

• 10% X 425 weeks (per schedule) = 42.5 weeks (knee)
• 2% X 400 weeks (per schedule) = 8 weeks (wrist)
• Plus 20% of 8 weeks (the equal or lesser injury) = 1.6 weeks
• 42.5 wks (knee) + 8 wks (wrist) + 1.6(multiple) = 52.1 weeks X \$282.00=\$14,692.20

## PPD rating by doctor:

### 20% to the right shoulder, 20% to the left shoulder, 5% to the right knee:

• 20% X 500 weeks (per schedule) =100 weeks (right shoulder)
• 20% X 500 weeks (per schedule) =100 weeks (left shoulder)
• 5% X 425 weeks (per schedule) = 21.25 weeks (right knee)
• plus 20% of 21.25 weeks(the equal or lesser injury)=4.25 weeks
• PLUS 20% of 100 weeks(second equal or lesser injury—remember to only drop the disability that resulted in the highest number of weeks and keep the rest to comply with ss. 102.53)=20 weeks
• 100 wks (rt shoulder) + 100 wks (lt shoulder) + 21.25 wks (knee) + 4.25 wks (multiple) + 20 wks (multiple) = 245.5 weeks X \$282.00=\$69,231.00

## PPD rating by doctor:

### 2% to the left elbow, 2% to the left wrist:

• Start with the most distal joint (in this case, the wrist):
• 2% X 400 weeks (per schedule) = 8 weeks (wrist)
• Then, subtract the 8 weeks from 450 weeks (elbow, per schedule)= 442 weeks
• 442 weeks X 2% (for elbow rating) = 8.84 weeks
• Plus 20% of 8 weeks (the equal or lesser injury)=1.6 weeks
• 8.84 wks (elbow) + 8 wks (wrist) + 1.6 wks (multiple) = 18.44 weeks X \$282.00=\$5200.08

*PPD is to be paid at a rate of \$1222.00 a month until sum of it has been paid.