Maximum medical improvement (also known as MMI) is when the authorized treating physician believes that no more medical care would improve the injured worker’s medical disability. Several things usually occur once MMI is reached. Weekly compensation checks usually stop being paid because in theory the injured worker can go back to work. However, that is determined whether any permanent limitation or restrictions are imposed and if the employer can accommodate these limitations or restrictions.
While each case is fact specific, if you have any questions or concerns about this issue or other issues on the law, please call the Nomberg Law Firm at 205-930-6900. Our website is NombergLaw.com. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.
Also, see our blog article about return to work issues.