Compensation paid to the workers’ compensation claimants for non-medical loss resulting from an injury or illness. Six types of award are permitted by the WCL:

  • temporary total disability benefits (for periods of total wage loss);
  • temporary partial disability benefits (for periods of partial wage loss);
  • facial disfigurement awards (at judge’s discretion but subject to a maximum, for cosmetic facial disfigurement resulting from the accident or exposure);
  • permanent partial disability benefits (for loss if physical function or for periods of partial wage loss after a claimant has been classified as having a permanent partial disability);
  • permanent total disability benefits (for loss of wage earning capacity after a claimant has been classified as having a permanent total disability); and
  • death benefits (compensation benefits awarded to spouse, children or under certain circumstances, other family members following a work-related death).