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Wollenberg v. Marley Cooling
Docket No. 184,428

K.S.A. 44-510e

DOA: 9-22-93

AWW $378.80 × .6667 = $252.55 weekly benefit rate

TTD Rate max = $313 per week so use $252.55

Award 32% whole body impairment


415
weeks
- 0
weeks
415
weeks
× .32
whole body impairment
132.80
weeks
× 252.55
weekly benefit rate
$33,538.64


Wollenberg v. Marley Cooling
Docket No. 184,428
(Modified with Functional Period Added)

DOA: 9-22-93

AWW $378.80 × .6667 = $252.55 weekly benefit rate

TTD Rate max = $313 per week so use $252.55

Award 5% functional whole body

32% work disability

415
weeks
- 0
TDD weeks
415
weeks
× .05
functional whole body
20.75
weeks
415
weeks
- 0
TDD weeks
415
weeks
× .32
work disability
132.80
weeks

After 20.75 weeks, claimant is laid off and the 32% work disability applies:

132.80
weeks
- 20.75
weeks from 5%
112.05
weeks due post functional

Last percentage is final award amount -- thus 32% is the award.


Wollenberg v. Marley Cooling
Docket No. 184,428
(Modified with Functional Period Added and Time Gap)

DOA 9-22-93

AWW $378.80 × .6667 = $252.55 weekly benefit rate

TTD Rate max = $313 per week so use $252.55

Award 5% functional whole body

32% work disability

415
weeks
- 0
TDD weeks
415
weeks
× .05
functional whole body
20.75
weeks
× 252.55
weekly rate
$5,240.41


415
weeks
- 0
TDD weeks
415
weeks
× .32
work disability
132.80
weeks
× 252.55
weekly rate
$33,538.64
Total Award includes functional percent

Work disability begins 9/22/94, 52.14 weeks later:

52.14
weeks
- 20.75
weeks
31.39
weeks w/o payments between functional and work disability
132.80
Total Award
- 20.75
functional weeks
112.05
weeks to begin 9/22/94
 
(remaining payout)


Linn v. Collins Bus Corporation
Docket No. 198,148

DOA: 8-19-94

AWW $363.42 × .6667 = $242.29 weekly benefit rate

TTD Rate max = $319 per week so use $242.29

Award 64% work disability

20% work disability

64% work disability

(28% loss of task performing ability)


415
415
415
× .64
× .20
× .64
265.60
83.00
265.60
× 242.29
× 242.29
× 242.29
$64,355.22
$20,110.07
$64,352.22


08-19-1994 thru 09-21-1994
4.71
weeks (100% wage loss)
09-22-1994 thru 04-06-1995
28.14
weeks (12% wage loss); claimant returned to work with reduced wage
04-07-1995 forward
232.75
weeks remaining (100% wage loss)
 
+ 32.85
already paid or payable
 
265.60
Total Weeks Awarded


Linn v. Collins Bus Corporation
Docket No. 198,148
#2

DOA: 8-19-94

AWW $363.42 × .6667 = $242.29 weekly benefit rate

TTD Rate max = $319 per week so use $242.29

Award 64% work disability (28% task loss)

20% work disability (28% task loss)


415
415
 
× .64
× .20
 
265.60
83.00
 
× 242.29
× 242.29
 
$64,355.22
$20,110.07
 


08-19-1994 thru 08-19-1996
104.28
weeks (100% wage loss)
08-19-1996 for 83 weeks
83
weeks (12% wage loss)

As more than 83 weeks have already been paid, claimant would be entitled to no additional payments but would not lose any payments already made or due.

See, Wheeler v. Boeing Co, 25 Kan. App. 2d 632, 967 P.2d 1085 (1998), rev. denied 266 Kan. 1116 (1999); Deist v. Dillon Companies, WCAB Docket No. 213,485 (Dec. 1999)


Deviney v. Oakwood Villa
Docket No. 179,026

DOA: Series to 11-25-93

(DOA: 5-23-93 = 3% PPD not involved in computations)

AWW $200 × .6667 = $133.34

TTD Rate max = 313 per week so use $133.34

Award 42% task loss

13 weeks TTD

2% functional whole body

71% work disability (100% wage loss)

34% work disability (post return to work; 26% wage loss)


415
weeks remaining (do not count 1st 15 weeks)
× .02
functional whole body
8.3
weeks (11-25-93 thru 4-8-94: 19.29 weeks - 8.3 functional period = 11.01 weeks unpaid gap)
× 133.34
 
$1,106.72
 


415
weeks
× .71
work disability
294.65
weeks (4-9-94 thru 2-6-95: 43.43 weeks actually paid or due)
× 133.34
 
$39,288.63
 


415
weeks
× .34
work disability (post return to work)
141.10
weeks 2-7-95 forward for 89.37 weeks
× 133.34
 
$18,814.27
 


Treaster v. Dillons

K.S.A. 44-511 average weekly wage, fringe benefits

K.S.A. 44-501(h) retirement benefits

DOA 8-3-93

AWW $461.20 (thru 12-31-94) × .6667 = $307.48 weekly rate

$558.47 (beginning 1-1-95) × .6667 > $313 max rate

Award 8-3-93 thru 11-21-93 15.86 weeks TTD

8-3-93 thru 5-28-94 1% functional with gap

5-29-94 thru 7-31-94 81% work disability with reduced wage and no pension deduction

8-1-94 thru 12-31-94 81% work disability with reduced wage and pension deduction

1-1-95 for 300.31 weeks 81% work disability with increased wage and pension deduction


415
weeks
415
weeks
- .86
TDD
- .86
TDD
414.14
weeks
414.14
weeks
× .01
functional
× .81
work disability
414.14
weeks
335.45
weeks


As of 8-1-94, claimant's pension began at $288.46 per week, reducing claimant's benefits from $307.48 to $19.02/week.

Beginning 1-1-95, claimant's rate increased to $313 per week and the payments ($313 - $288.46) = $24.54/week.

Affirmed 267 Kan. 610, 987 P.2d 325 (1999); K.S.A. 44-501(h) retirement benefits deduction is constitutional.


Bohanan v. USD 260
Docket No. 190,281

DOA 10-13-93

AWW $328.29 × .6667 = $218.87

TTD Rate max = $313 per week so use $218.87

Award TTD 16.14 weeks

8% functional minus 4% preexisting

= 4% functional (K.S.A. 44-501(c))

54% work disability minus 4% preexisting

= 50% work disability


415
weeks
- .1.14
TTD--K.S.A. 44-510e excludes 1st 15 weeks TTD
413.86
weeks
× .04
functional
16.55
weeks
× 218.87
weekly rate
$3,622.30
 


413.86
weeks
× .50
work disability
209.93
weeks
× 218.87
weekly rate
$45,290.77
maximum award plus TTD


Note: This case contains discussion regarding the Board conclusion as to the most equitable method of calculating awards under the new formula.

Affirmed, Kansas Court of Appeals (Docket No. 75,607); motion to publish granted 24 Kan. App. 2d 362 (1997).


Ullum v. Sedan Limestone Company
Docket No. 195,076

DOA: 6-9-94

AWW $784.96 × .6667 = $523.33 so use max rate of $313

TTD Rate max = $313 per week

Award TTD 31.86 weeks × $313 = $9,972.18

(-15 weeks = 16.86 weeks TTD to be subtracted)

64% work disability

81% work disability

59% work disability


 
415
415
415
weeks TDD
- 16.86
- 16.86
- 16.86
weeks remaining
398.14
398.14
398.14
work disability
× .64
× .81
× .59
 
254.81
322.49
234.90
weekly rate --
× 313.00
 
$73,523.70
TDD --
+ 9,972.18
Total Award --
$83,495.88


2-15-95 thru 8-2-95 24.14 weeks (64%)

8-3-95 thru 9-16-95 6.43 weeks (81%)

9-17-95 forward 204.33 weeks

Pre 7-1-93 Method of Computing Awards:


415
784.96
- 31.86
× .59
383.14
463.13
$100,000
max applies
[Do not
× .6667
- 83,495.88
award
 deduct
308.77
$16,504.12
difference
 15 weeks]
× 383.14
 
$118,302.14


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