How do I calculate a Permanent Disability Rating under California workers’ compensation?

What is a PD rating and how is it calculated?

Once you are permanent and stationary, the doctor will write a medical report about your impairment. Impairment means how your injury affects your ability to do normal life activities. The report needs to includes whether any portion of your disability was caused by something other than your work injury.

The doctor’s report ends with an impairment number. Next, the impairment number is put into a formula to calculate your percentage of disability. Disability means how the impairment affects your ability to work. Your occupation and age at the time of your injury and your future earning capacity are also included in the calculation. Then, any portion of your disability caused by something other than your work injury is taken out of the calculation.

Your disability will then be stated as a percentage. Your percentage of disability equals a specific dollar amount, depending on the date of your injury and your average weekly wages at the time of injury.

If you were injured on or after Jan. 1, 2005 your PD award may be increased or decreased by 15 percent, depending on whether you work for an employer with 50 or more employees and your employer offers — and you accept or decline — regular, alternative or modified work.

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Another of our goals is to keep you from being victimized again by being awarded less compensation than what you are legally due under California workers compensation laws. We will seek the full and fair monetary compensation for your work injury claim. We make sure you get the best medical care that you deserve. We go the extra mile to make sure you are fully compensated for your work injury.

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William Turley is an attorney with offices in San Diego, Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He is Past President of Consumer Attorneys. He has been successfully representing catastrophic and serious injury accident victims in maritime accidents, work accidents, Jones Act, Longshore - LHWCA / Defense Base Act accidents. He is a Super Lawyer and has the highest Rating.
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