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Chapter DWD 80

DWD 80.34 Loss of earning capacity.

(1) Any department determinations as to loss of earning capacity for injuries arising under s. 102.44

(2) and (3), Stats., shall take into account the effect of the injured employe's permanent physical and mental limitations resulting from the injury upon present and potential earnings in view of the following factors:

(a) Age;
(b) Education;
(c) Training;
(d) Previous work experience;
(e) Previous earnings;
(f) Present occupation and earnings;
(g) Likelihood of future suitable occupational change;
(h) Efforts to obtain suitable employment;
(i) Willingness to make reasonable change in a residence to secure suitable employment;
(j) Success of and willingness to participate in reasonable physical and vocational rehabilitation program; and
(k) Other pertinent evidence.

History: Cr. Register, September, 1982, No. 321, eff. 10-1-82.

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