I have been classified by the Workers Compensation Board as having a Permanent Partial Disability. Do I have an obligation to look for work? What if I am currently recieving temporary partial payments?

Yes.  On May 1, 2012,  the Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in Zamora on the issue of what constitutes voluntary withdrawal from the labor market. The Court of Appeals reversed the Appellate Court, thus affirming the original Board decision, finding that the Board is not required to make the inference that physical limitations caused by her established workers compensation-related injury are the cause of post-accident wage losses. You must make every effort to look for work within your medical restrictions.

Partial disability means that you have the ability to do some kind of work, even if you can’t do your prior job. To keep receiving your benefit payments you must either return to work within the limits of your work restrictions or be actively looking for work.