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.
Upper extremity impairments (i.e., shoulder, arm, hand)
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