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Permanent Disability Rating System Analysis
California has undertaken a review of the system that rates and indemnifies permanent disabilities resulting from occupational injuries. This is the most litigated and uncertain area of the workers' compensation system. This effort will involve linking key administrative data sets including disability evaluations and EDD earnings data on individual workers. The ultimate goal for this year is to develop and test an empirically based schedule to compensate permanent disabilities.