Contact: Jay Shergill or Luis Perez-Cordero for scheduling and further information. Our goal is for participants to have the knowledge of the essential information needed to do or request a commutation: Whether by using an expert, doing it yourself, or using any of the available computer programs.
We have updated the Permanent Disability Indemnity Tables to include
2006 thru 2014 based on LC Section § 4453(8) (A-to-C) and LC Sec. § 4453(9).
Temporary Disability (TD) and Permanent Disability (PD) at Minimum and Maximum Rates For 2003 thru 2014 - Includes Life Pension Tables From 2003 thru 2014
Revised TD & PD Rates Chart thru 2014
The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)
has created a new web page devoted to Senate Bill 863, which will make
wide-ranging changes to California’s workers’ compensation system
To facilitate a review of the fundemental principles of the AMA Guides 5th Edition:
Back to Basics 2005 to 2013
Principles Applicable to the Integrated Determination of Impairment from the Guzman III point of view: Within the Four Corners of the AMA Guides
Rating Philosophy and Purpose
Any claims administrator, litigator or even the injured worker is allowed to make a
correction to a miscalculated impairment rating when properly supported by the
reported findings of the MMI report.
WCAB Blackledge Decision supports the long practice of annotated informal ratings to help identify potential defects in the application of the AMA Guides.
If the medical evaluator provides a miscalculation of impairment and the body of the medical report supports and includes objective clinical criteria that would support a higher or lower impairment, the AMA Guides allows any knowledgeable observer to adjust the reported impairment accordingly. - AMA Guides, 5th Ed., Chapter 2, page 17.
We are rating determination professionals especially trained in the complexities of both the AMA Guides and the California Workers' Compensation System. We can assist you with your impairment-to-disability rating needs.
It is our responsibility to go beyond the page that provides the AMA Analysis. When requested to provide a Disability Rating, we rate the entire medical report. Not just the physician's impairment assessment.
When we correct the analysis and provide a recommended rating, we stay within the boundaries of the medical report's objective impairment factors, even on those occasions in which we address other impairment factors, tables, etc., completely ignored by the evaluator.
When a basic rating without analysis is requested, we will simply provide an ‘impairment as reported' rating limited to corrections of mathematical or interpolation miscalculations.
For a full description of our PD Rating Services go to the Rating Services page.
Celebrating California’s 100 Year Tradition of Informal Disability Ratings 1914 - 2014
PD Ratings can be requested by email via: