How Are Permanent Disability Benefits Computed?

You will receive a disability rating that is based on a P&S report. Claims adjusters and a Los Angeles workers’ compensation lawyer frequently disagree as to what the disability rating should be.

The rating is based on several factors, including your age, the degree of your disability, and reduction of your future earning capacity. The rating is expressed as a percentage, with 100% representing a total disability. Most disability ratings fall between 5% and 30%.

After the rating is established, permanent disability benefits are determined based on a schedule developed by the California Department of Industrial Relations. Those benefits are paid over a period of time, although it is common to enter into a settlement that provides for a single lump-sum payment.

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