What Is A Permanent Partial Disability?
A permanent partial disability (PPD) means an injured worker has a medical issue or impairment that didn't go away after they recovered from a workplace or job-related injury or illness.
Injured and Disabled Workers’ Benefits
At the end of an injured worker’s medical treatment, the insurance company must acquire a report from the doctor assessing the amount of the worker’s loss of function. This is called a permanent partial impairment (PPI) rating and is one of the tools used to determine a fair settlement amount.
Insurance companies sometimes suggest that an injured worker should accept that PPI rating given by the workers’ comp doctor. That is not always the best way to proceed. Various options exist to challenge an initial PPI rating, which injured workers may want to discuss with a qualified Indiana worker's compensation lawyer or law firm.
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