Re: Declared MMI with Ppi Rating 48% but Not Released to Work
That's not true, MMI means your "condition has stabilized and further functional improvement is unlikely" It has nothing to do with your return to work status.
when you reach MMI that means you're released to work.
MMI is defined as the point at which the injured worker’s medical condition has stabilized and further functional improvement is unlikely, despite continued medical treatment or physical rehabilitation. A treatment plateau in the patient’s recovery is reached and that is as good as the patient is going to get. In some instances, it may mean that the patient has fully recovered from the injury. At MMI, no further healing or improvement is expected and the degree of permanent or partial impairment can now be determined.
Not unless you're in job training .
as long as they're paying me "permanent Partial" can they hold off on paying me the lump sum?
Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI) – (code as PP); paid in addition to temporary disability. Paid in a lump sum unless the worker is in the reemployment process (job training), then paid biweekly at the established weekly WC rate. – Reverse jurisdiction does not apply. PP WC is offsettable.
Only if you bought additional coverage, they are obligated to pay no more than what the law allows, which is PPI benefits.
Does the insurance co have to pay wage loss or some type of compensation on top of the PPI?
Permanent partial disability payments may be paid in addition to other types of Alaskan wage loss benefits.
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