Disability Benefits in Workers Compensation Case
Permanent Partial Disability
An injured employee is entitled to receive Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits if the best medical treatment cannot restore the employee to the physical condition enjoyed before the on-the-job injury occurred.
The injured employee is said to have reached “maximum improvement” when the doctor has done everything he or she can do. At this stage, the physician will evaluate the employee’s condition and decide the percentage of disability based on the American Medical Association guidelines. The disability benefits will depend on disability rating given by the physician.
If the physician decides that the employee is 85 percent of what he or she was before the accident, then the permanent partial disability rating is 15 percent. The employee’s disability benefits are based on this rating.
Get the compensation you deserve. To get the maximum possible benefits, contact the workers compensation lawyers at The Burnside Law Firm immediately when your rating is assigned. If you are unhappy with the rating assigned to you, we may be able to challenge the rating or arrange an independent medical examination by a doctor of your choice.
We will get you the compensation you deserve
From our offices in Athens, GA we represent injured employees throughout Georgia. Contact the workers compensation lawyers at The Burnside Law Firm for a free initial consultation. We will review your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-569-1937.