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Minimal or mild pain constitutes an annoyance, but causes no handicap in the performance of activity.
Slight pain can be tolerated but causes some handicap in the performance of precipitating activity.
Moderate pain can be tolerated but causes marked handicap in the performance of precipitating activity.
Severe pain precludes precipitating activity
Occasional -- approximately 25% of the time
Intermittent -- approximately 50% of the time
Frequent -- approximately 75% of the time
Constant -- approximately 100% of the time
Authority cited: Sections 139, 139.2, 4060, 4061 and 4062, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139, 139.2, 4060, 4061, 4061.5 and 4062, Labor Code.
1. New section and appendices A-C filed 1-8-2003; operative 2-7-2003 (Register 2003, No. 2).
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