The Disability Evaluation Unit (DEU) evaluates permanent disability ratings by looking at medical summaries of health issues (both physical and mental). These evaluations are then used to help decide permanent disability compensation. There are three types of ratings, described below:
- Formal – requested by workers’ comp judge
- Consultative – litigated cases, requested by attorney or DWC information and assistance officer
- Summary – non-litigated cases, requested by claims administrator or injured worker
These disability ratings essentially depict one’s percentage of disability – based on a medical report as well as the type of work the injured worker was doing at the time of the incident. If you are determined to have some form of permanent disability, then you are likely to receive some form of permanent disability benefits.
To read more about workers’ comp benefits, please see: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/WorkersCompensationBenefits.htm
To see the latest permanent disability rating schedule, please see:
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