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Hoover Workers Compensation Lawyers: What does MMI mean: What are My Rights? One question we are often asked is what exactly does maximum medical improvement (MMI) mean? The way I generally explain it is that "maximum medical improvement" is just a fancy was of saying "you're as good as you're going to get."

Legally, an injured worker is found to have reached MMI status once "'there is no further medical care or treatment that could be reasonably anticipated to lessen the claimant's disability. G. UB. MK. Constructors v. Traffanstedt, 726 So.2d 704, 709 (Ala.Civ.App.1998). " When MMI is reached depends on the circumstances of the particular case, and in many cases just because one doctor has opined that an injured worker has reached maximum medical improvement does not mean that another physician (maybe one chosen from a Panel of Four) will agree with this assessment, and ttd benefits can be reinstated if the new treating physician states that you have not yet reached MMI.

Once you have been found to have reached maximum medical improvement, any physical restriction you have is deemed to be permanent, and you are no longer considered to have any "temporary" problem; now any limitations are considered permanent and any monetary compensation you may be entitled to receive would be either permanent partial disability (ppd) benefits or permanent total disability (ptd) benefits-with a right to lifetime medical treatment.

If you live in the "Over the Mountain" area*, you have suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation system, please do not hesitate to contact and one SPEAK WITH of the experienced Hoover Job Injury attorneys at Powell and Denny. Our office in Hoover is conveniently located off Alford Avenue, where Hoover, Vestavia and Homewood come together.

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