Understanding Maximum Medical Improvement
Counsel from a Proven Glendale Workers' Comp Lawyer
Maximum medical improvement, or MMI, is an important concept for those
receiving workers compensation benefits. Simply put, MMI is the point
at which doctors determine the patient has recovered as much as they can
and do not foresee the patient getting any better. Usually this puts both
patient and the workers' comp provider at a turning point in the claim—and
conflicting interests have been known to clash.
Law Offices of Wax & Wax, we understand the uncertainty and concern injured workers can have when
it comes time to declare MMI and always act to protect their long-term
interests and well-being. Whether you need to release your employer from
your workers' compensation claim or fight your workers' comp provider
for the appropriate, continuing benefits, our team can ensure that your
goals are aggressively and competently pursued.
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“What happens when I reach MMI?”
The reason why MMI can become such a contentious issue in a workers'
compensation claim is because it is the point at which it can be determined
that the workers' compensation provider should provide long-term benefits
to the claimant. The provider may want to challenge the MMI determination
in order reduce or eliminate that possibility. If your workers' compensation
doctor declares MMI, it is important to secure documentation of their
findings. The workers' compensation provider will also be notified
and either decide to further provide benefits, or seek another opinion.
Continuing workers' compensation benefits after MMI can include:
- Percentage of (or total) permanent disability
- Lost wages
- A lump sum settlement
If you have reached MMI and are experiencing resistance from your workers'
compensation provider, then the time to seek legal counsel is now. At
the Law Offices of Wax & Wax, a dedicated and board certified Glendale
workers' comp attorney is ready to ensure that you and your claim
receive every consideration your deserve.
Contact us today to start exploring your options with a
free case evaluation.