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AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - 1171 - 01-21-2010

A number of posters over the years have requested "ballpark" dollar values of their claim. data on this benefit is very scarce from any source and is often meaningless as there are too many variables in the differing rating systems to make anyone's case comparable. Each state has their own schedule; wages and maximum rates are different; rating manuals and methods vary greatly.
But for those who are interested here is some research information from a May, 2008 study done in california.

OVERALL $15,180
Spine $15,410
Shoulder $7,693
Elbow $4,140
Wrist $7,693
Hand $4,623
Grip strength $10,361
Arm $10,269
Hip $14,490
Knee $6,693
Ankle $6,003
Toes $3,381
Leg $10,729
Hearing $11,281
Soft tissue $14,950
Heart $47,196
Eyes $15,295
Pulmonary $34,477
Psych $33,833
Multiple $27,174

While my better judgment cautions me that this posting will cause more confusion then understanding, it could also lead to questions that will allow fuller explanation.
the full study data is here
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwc_newslines/2008/Newsline_28-08.html


RE: AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - inpainokla - 01-22-2010

15,000 for the spine that kinda seems low


RE: AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - jayne - 01-22-2010

to many variables Bubba someone who makes 50 dollars an hour is gonna get more than someone who makes 10 dollars an hour......thats just one variable


RE: AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - bronco54501 - 01-22-2010

Also must consider Age in the factor if permanent dis. Of course most expences are going to be for future medical, wich Im sure has nothing to do with these figures....


RE: AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 01-22-2010

I understand it. And as you read it, it is also based on Return to Work injured people, age, and amount of income lost. The higher income get more, the age of 41 and higher gets more. Plus all the whatevers related in each case changes the amounts. I can look at this as Baseline...


RE: AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - 1171 - 01-22-2010

the recommendations were never approved and the average PPD payouts from the study, I suspect, remain about the same today.


RE: AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - inpainokla - 01-22-2010

thats crazy from what my lawyer says my cases is worth up to 6-8 times that amount of 15000 dollars


RE: AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - inpainokla - 01-22-2010

i think its strange how the psych part of it can more than double a signifigant spinal injury


RE: AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - 1171 - 01-22-2010

inpainokla Wrote:thats crazy from what my lawyer says my cases is worth up to 6-8 times that amount of 15000 dollars

that's the critical point to make:
values from one case to another are so unique they are not comparable even within the same state and the same rating system.


RE: AVERAGE $$ VALUE OF PPD RATINGS IN CALIFORNIA - bronco54501 - 01-22-2010

I think alot of it is some have lawyers/ some dont.. Some are money hungry and snap at the first offer and there's some that have the funds to wait it out....