The value of your claim, if you have been injured in the course of your employment, is defined by the workers' compensation law of the state in which you are employed. If your job takes you to various cities and states, your claim should be governed by the state in which your employer's company was formed and/or where you were hired. Workers' compensation laws generally provide limited benefits for medical expenses, temporary total disability and permanent injury in the form of disability or partial impairment. Partial impairment is otherwise known as partial incapacity. Partial impairment or incapacity generally occurs when an injury disables a worker to perform part of the usual tasks of the job, though such disablement does not fully prevent the worker from working. Medical evidence will determine the extent of your temporary as well as permanent injury. The value of your claim depends, in large part, on the extent of your permanent injury. For more information on workers' compensation, contact a qualified attorney.