Jun
24
2009

New Ogilvie Calculator Feature!

PDRater workers compensation calculators - so easy a cat can use them!

PDRater workers' compensation calculators - so easy your cat can use them!

What’s that?  You haven’t memorized ALL of the FEC ranks to go with each of the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule body parts? [1]

Why didn’t you say so?   (Actually, someone did ask for an easy way to look up the FEC ranks back on April 1).

I’ve been working on an easy way to allow a user to look up and quickly insert the FEC rank for the affected body part.  I finally got around to building it a few days ago and launched it this morning.  Please give it a shot and let me know what you think.

Here’s all you need to do to perform your very own Ogilvie calculation:

  1. Go to the permanent disability calculator page. (If you haven’t already signed up for free, this is a good time.)
  2. Click “Ogilvie” Diminished Future Earning Capacity Calculator
  3. Type in the FEC rank OR click “FEC Rank (1-8)” and click on the injured body part.  It will look up the FEC rank and insert it for you.
  4. Type in the “Whole Person Impairment”
  5. Type in the “Post Injury Earnings of Applicant”
  6. Type in the “Post Injury Earnings of Similarly Situated Employees” OR click the link to obtain some information from the EDD Labor Market Information Division (LMID) and US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

If you can think of a way for me to make this calculator even easier, please let me know. [2]

  1. You’ve only had four years, right? []
  2. Photo courtesy of Vicki’s Pics []

5 Comments »

  • crystal

    Is the post injury earnings the annual earnings or the 3 year aggregate? Thanks!!

    Comment | August 6, 2009
  • Hi Crystal,
    While the WCAB in Ogilvie isn’t exactly clear on this point, their example calculations appear to use a total of all earnings over the preceding three years.
    But, this is just one man’s reading of the case.
    Regards,
    Jay

    Comment | August 6, 2009
  • gizzip

    Does that include fringe benefits, such as vacation check, pension or annuity. For example a Ironworker.

    Comment | October 12, 2009
  • wowand135

    What about for multiple body parts with different FEC ranks?

    Comment | December 21, 2009
  • Excellent question! A strict interpretation of Ogilvie dictates a separate DFEC analysis for every rating string. Some are arguing that the DFEC analysis is only applied once per injury. However, I’ve yet to see relevant case law, statute, or persuasive reasoning on this point.

    Comment | December 21, 2009

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