partial disability
The result of an injury that permanently reduces a worker's ability to function, but still permits the worker to do some gainful activity.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Employment Law & HR
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Health Care
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Social Security Disability

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

partial disability
n.
   the result of an injury which permanently reduces a person's ability to function, but still permits some working or other activity. In worker's compensation cases an injured worker is often awarded a percentage rating of permanent partial disability, which will entitle him/her to a money settlement. The percentage payoff is often based on a physician's evaluation of what part of the person's normal functioning is gone.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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