Any injury or occupational disease that is endured by the worked on the job and results in some type of long lasting impairment or leading to lower or modified paying work is called Permanent Partial Disability (PPD). It is one of the most common type of Workers’ compensation claim.

It is different than the total disability (where a person may lose both eyes, hands or suffers a paralytic attack) which prevents him from working at all. PPD can happen from a range of medical conditions such as back injuries, loss of vision in one eye, knee injury etc. Compensation for PPD depends on the severity of the disability or the estimated loss of earnings.