Tag Archives: PPD award


Cost of PPD Increases (2021)
By Jason Weinstock on February 19, 2021

While the cost of a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) exam usually falls on the workers’ compensation insurer. There are circumstances when the burden falls on the injured worker. Unfortunately, this burden just got a bit heavier for the injured workers to carry in these rare situations. Effective February 1, 2021, the cost of a PPD … Continue reading Cost of PPD Increases (2021)

3 Things to Check to Determine If Your PPD Award / Workers’ Compensation Settlement Is Correct.
By Jason Weinstock on August 14, 2020

Frequently I am asked by potential clients and current clients whether there is a settlement at the end of their workers’ compensation case or how much their case is worth. This question is often hard or impossible to answer. Sometimes, I can estimate whether I think you are likely to have a permanent partial disability … Continue reading 3 Things to Check to Determine If Your PPD Award / Workers’ Compensation Settlement Is Correct.

New 2020 Actuarial Tables Released On June 23, 2020, Go Into Effect On July 1, 2020.
By Jason Weinstock on June 26, 2020

In 2015 Attorney Virginia Hunt, along with a group of other claimant’s attorneys, determined that the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) had been slacking on their statutory duties to update the actuarial annuity table used in the calculation of permanent partial disability (PPD) awards. It was determined that the actuary table being used had not … Continue reading New 2020 Actuarial Tables Released On June 23, 2020, Go Into Effect On July 1, 2020.


Are Hernias Ratable?
By Jason Weinstock on January 19, 2013

 Inguinal hernias are common work-related injuries for men, often caused by increased abdominal pressure during heavy  lifting. According to the November/December 2012 AMA Guides Newsletter, men have a 27% lifetime risk of an inguinal hernia.  Genetics, overall body conditioning, and development of a person’s abdominal musculature have a lot to do with risk of a … Continue reading Are Hernias Ratable?