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10/30/2013
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Maximum Medical Improvement and What it Means

Many injuries that happen on the job will require rehabilitation. After several weeks or months of rehabilitation, your doctor may tell you that you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, or in other words, you’re as healthy as you’re going to get. Even if you continue rehabilitation, your condition probably will not improve.

If your condition is back to 100 percent when you’ve reached MMI, you can return to work with no restrictions on what you can perform. However, some will not reach complete recovery and will be partially disabled when their MMI is reached. At this point, you will need to make a decision regarding your workers compensation claim.

If you suffer a permanent disability from your workplace injury, you are entitled to a lump-sum settlement from workers’ compensation. Your doctor will assess your condition and give you a rating for partial permanent impairment. This rating will determine how much compensation you are entitled to.

Unfortunately, some doctors are employed by your employer’s insurance company and may not give you a correct rating so that your employer can save money. If you believe your doctor isn’t giving you a fair rating, consulting a workers compensation attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.

At Ray Hodge & Associates, we believe in personal injury handled personally. At our office you see a lawyer from the very first meeting because we believe your case deserves an experienced personal injury attorney right from the start.

If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

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Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.