Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Brain Injury


Related Terms

  • Brain Dysfunction
  • Concussion
  • Encephalopathy
  • Head Injury
  • Head Trauma
  • Mild Traumatic Brian Injury
  • MTBI
  • Organic Brain Syndrome
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • PTSD
  • TBI
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Differential Diagnosis

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that influence the length of disability are age, severity of injury, concomitant injuries, and an individual's willingness and ability to follow a treatment plan. Additionally, the length of disability depends on the condition of the individual before the injury, the immediate damage brought on by the impact of the injury, and secondary brain damage resulting from the body's response to the initial trauma.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
850.4 - Concussion with Prolonged Loss of Consciousness, without Return to Pre-existing Conscious Level
853.00 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury without Mention of Open Intracranial Wound, Unspecified State of Consciousness, Other and Unspecified
853.01 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury without Mention of Open Intracranial Wound, with No Loss of Consciousness, Other and Unspecified
853.02 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury without Mention of Open Intracranial Wound, with Brief (Less than 1 Hour) Loss of Consciousness, Other and Unspecified
853.03 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury without Mention of Open Intracranial Wound, with Moderate (1-24 Hours) Loss of Consciousness, Other and Unspecified
853.04 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury without Mention of Open Intracranial Wound, with Prolonged (More than 24 Hours) Loss of Consciousness and Return to Pre-existing Conscious Level, Other and Unspecified
853.05 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury without Mention of Open Intracranial Wound, with Prolonged (More than 24 Hours) Loss of Consciousness without Return to Pre-existing Conscious Level, Other and Unspecified
853.06 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury without Mention of Open Intracranial Wound, with Loss of Consciousness of Unspecified Duration, Other and Unspecified
853.09 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury without Mention of Open Intracranial Wound, with Concussion, Unspecified, Other and Unspecified
853.10 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury with Open Intracranial Wound, Unspecified State of Consciousness, Other and Unspecified
853.11 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury with Open Intracranial Wound, with No Loss of Consciousness, Other and Unspecified
853.12 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury with Open Intracranial Wound, with Brief (Less than 1 Hour) Loss of Consciousness, Other and Unspecified
853.13 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury with Open Intracranial Wound, with Moderate (1-24 Hours) Loss of Consciousness, Other and Unspecified
853.14 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury with Open Intracranial Wound, with Prolonged (More than 24 Hours) Loss of Consciousness and Return to Pre-existing Conscious Level, Other and Unspecified
853.15 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury with Open Intracranial Wound, with Prolonged (More than 24 Hours) Loss of Consciousness without Return to Pre-existing Conscious Level, Other and Unspecified
853.16 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury with Open Intracranial Wound, with Loss of Consciousness of Unspecified Duration, Other and Unspecified
853.19 - Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Injury with Open Intracranial Wound, with Concussion, Unspecified, Other and Unspecified
854.00 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature without Mention of Open Cranial Wound, Unspecified State of Consciousness
854.01 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature without Mention of Open Cranial Wound, with No Loss of Consciousness
854.02 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature without Mention of Open Cranial Wound, with Brief (Less than 1 Hour) Loss Of Consciousness
854.03 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature without Mention of Open Cranial Wound, with Moderate (1-24 Hours) Loss Of Consciousness
854.04 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature without Mention of Open Cranial Wound, with Prolonged (More than 24 Hours) Loss Of Consciousness and Return to Pre-existing Conscious Level
854.05 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature without Mention of Open Cranial Wound, with Prolonged (More than 24 Hours) Loss Of Consciousness without Return to Pre-existing Conscious Level
854.06 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature without Mention of Open Cranial Wound, with Loss of Consciousness of Unspecified Duration
854.09 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature without Mention of Open Cranial Wound, with Concussion, Unspecified
854.10 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature with Open Cranial Wound, Unspecified State of Consciousness
854.11 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature with Open Cranial Wound with No Loss of Consciousness
854.12 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature with Open Cranial Wound, with Brief (Less than 1 Hour) Loss of Consciousness
854.13 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature with Open Cranial Wound with Moderate (1-24 Hours) Loss of Consciousness
854.14 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature with Open Cranial Wound, with Prolonged (More than 24 Hours) Loss of Consciousness and Return to Pre-existing Conscious Level
854.15 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature with Open Cranial Wound, with Prolonged (More than 24 Hours) Loss of Consciousness without Return to Pre-existing Conscious Level
854.16 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature with Open Cranial Wound, with Loss of Consciousness of Unspecified Duration
854.19 - Brain Injury, Other and Unspecified Nature with Open Cranial Wound, with Concussion, Unspecified

Specialists

  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Neurologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist)
  • Physical Therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Speech Therapist

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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