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Maximum Medical Improvement and Permanent Partial Disability Ratings

You are entitled to receive medical treatment for your compensable injury that is reasonably necessary to effect a cure, provide relief, or lessen the period of disability. Your medical provider will eventually place you at maximum medical improvement. This does not mean your medical treatment has ended. Maximum medical improvement signifies the end of the healing period from your injury. You may still need ongoing medical treatment to manage your condition, such as medications, pain management, and follow-up appointments with your doctors.

Your medical provider may assign you a permanent partial disability rating when you are placed at maximum medical improvement. Your permanent partial disability rating will determine the amount of permanent partial disability benefits, if any, you may be entitled to receive.

The North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act sets out a schedule of compensation for injuries to various body parts. Your rating, along with the schedule of compensation, will be used to calculate your entitlement to permanent partial disability benefits.

You have a legal right to seek a second opinion on your permanent partial disability rating with a doctor of your choice. The Olsinski Law Firm can assist you with determining if a second opinion is necessary in your case and, if so, with selecting a doctor to perform your second opinion. A higher rating from a second opinion provider may increase your entitlement to permanent partial disability benefits.

You may be entitled to receive permanent partial disability benefits even if you did not miss any time from work due to your injury. Contact us to discuss your case even if you are back at work.

An injured worker must make an election of benefits once they are placed at maximum medical improvement. An injured worker often must elect whether to receive payment for permanent partial disability benefits or seek ongoing wage-loss benefits. It can be difficult to decide which set of future workers' compensation benefits will be the most beneficial for you and your family. We can help you evaluate your case and maximize your future compensation.

The Olsinski Law Firm has a board-certified specialist in North Carolina workers' compensation law who will be glad to have a free and confidential consultation with you about your case. Contact us to discuss your claim.

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