The primary Rule-of-Thumb to determine if you have a ratable impairment: If part of your body is gone, or if a part of your body is not working in such a way that you are prevented from performing some of your usual activities, you probably have a ratable impairment. A second rating Rule-of-Thumb is that if pain is your only residual problem, no matter how severe, you probably do not have a ratable impairment. Here are a few videos that explain in further detail if you have a ratable impairment:
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Do you have a Ratable Impairment?
View these videos to learn more.
Rating impairment within DRE categories
Upper extremity impairments (i.e., shoulder, arm, hand)
Video coming soon
Lower extremity impairments (i.e., hip, leg, foot)
Spine impairments (i.e., low back, mid-back, neck)