Indemnities

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    Permanent disability benefits

    These apply in situations in which the worker, after undergoing the prescribed treatment, has reduced work capacity or is unable to work. Such workers will have rights to the corresponding benefits if the established conditions are met.

    Permanent disability may be classified according to the degree of disability into the following categories:

    • Permanent partial incapacity for the usual profession: situation inwhichtheworker’s performance is reduced to a degree no less than 33% for said profession, though the worker is still able to perform the fundamental tasks entailed.

    • Permanent total incapacity for the usual profession: situation that renders the worker incapable of all or the fundamental tasks of said profession, provided he/she is able to enter a different profession.

    • Permanent total incapacity for all work: situation that renders the worker incapable of undertaking any profession or trade.

    • Severe disability: situation in which the worker is affected by permanent disability and requires the assistance of another person for the most essential daily tasks, such as getting dressed, moving around, eating and similar.

    For further information, consult the Social Security website: (http://www.seg-social.es/Internet_1/ Masinformacion/TramitesyGestiones/PensiondeIncapacida45982/index.htm).

    Permanent non-disabling injuries

    "Permanent non-disabling injuries" are understood to comprise any injury, mutilation or deformity caused by a work accident or occupational disease of a definitive nature that does not constitute permanent disability, alters or reduces the physical integrity of the worker and is classed on the scale established to this effect.

    The benefit consists of an indemnity paid in one lump sum. The amount is set by a scale. It is compatible with work in the same company but incompatible with permanent disability benefits for the same injuries. For further information, consult the Social Security website: (http://www.seg- social.es/Internet_1/Masinformacion/TramitesyGestiones/Prestacionporlesion45997/index.htm).