I've received my second PPD rating after more than 2 years and I'm finally filing my issues for permanency. Att Dr says 50% and ER's says 30% disability to shoulder. When talking to my Dr, he explained the PPD formula in Maryland and I wanted be sure it's correct. Basically, it's PPD rating x 500 weeks for shoulder x 2/3 of average weekly wage. Is this correct? I've been trying to get an answer from my ATT since yesterday but we know how that goes... I know the judge usually meets somewhere in the middle of the ratings, but I wanted to play with some numbers and need to be sure I have the right formula. As a quick example:
Average Weekly Wage of $1000 a week
PPD rating of 40% to shoulder
500 Weeks of disability to shoulder "non scheduled member"
2/3 Average weekly wage $667
500 weeks x .40 (40% rating)=200 weeks
$667 x 200 weeks = $133,400
Thanks for any corrections or additional info.