Controversies In California Workers Comp Rating

Controversies in California Workers Compensation Rating | Kenneth Kingdon, Esq. The book provides an analysis of controversial issues in California impairment and disability rating, with the following features:
  • An objective in-depth analysis of California case law with discussion of strategies for both applicant and defense
  • Chapter-by-Chapter analysis of controversies, ambiguities, conflicts and errors in the Guides, and the impact of the liberal construction mandate (Section 3202)
  • A detailed discussion of how to use the Schedule for Rating Permanent Disabilities (PDRS), with examples and practice problems
  • Comparisons of impairments that are rated in multiple chapters



Kenneth Kingdon was a reviewer for the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, and a reviewer for both the spine and lower extremities workbooks for the Sixth Edition.

In addition to his publications and work with the American Medical Association and having testified as an expert witness on the AMA Guides, he is a teacher and lecturer for, Workcompcentral and the Insurance Educational Association.

Mr. Kingdon is a Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation by the State Bar of California. He was named as one of California’s “Super Lawyers” in workers compensation, and he has worked as a Judge Pro Tem for the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.

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