Ever since the en banc opinion in Aldi v. Carr, McClellan, et al, (2006) 71 CCC 783 (W/D 71 CCC 1822), it has been clear that the revised permanent disability rating schedule adopted January 1, 2005 applies to injuries sustained…more
TDI “rate” or PDI “rate” = 2/3 x SAWE (STATUTORY AWE)
With recent changes in L.C. § 4453(a) affecting computation of AWE for purposes of computing temporary disability indemnity (see article re: SAWW) and the prospects of…more
In the realm of claimed psychiatric injuries, the terms "sudden and extraordinary employment condition" [L.C.Sec. 3208.3(d)] and "sudden and extraordinary events of employment" [L.C.Sec. 3208.3(e)] have been around for several…more
Many in the workers compensation industry have recently been or are about to be surprised to find out that the money value PD awards are often smaller for 2005 injuries than for 2004 injuries.
Althought the "maximum PD rate"…more
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has posted a series of revised guides and new fact sheets for injured workers on its Web site. Each of the guides is designed to help injured workers fill out forms they may need to…more
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