MMI and Impairment Rating Lawyers
What is MMI?
Remember those TIBS discussed before? The main reason those stop is because some doctor has declared you at maximum medical improvement, (“MMI”). Once that happens, your wage replacement ends. Ideally, you should be back at work when you get an MMI date, but this isn’t always the case. So what does MMI mean?
MMI means you are about as good as you are going to get in recovering from your injury. It does not mean you are completely healed —you may never recover completely. It just means that the doctors have done everything modern medicine can reasonably provide for your injuries.
But guess what? In all of medicine, and in workers’ compensation especially, MMI means different things to different people. If you have questions about MMI, please contact our Austin MMI attorneys. Buried in the workers’ compensation law is a very nasty rule: with a few rare exceptions, the first MMI date you get is FINAL if not properly disputed within ninety (90) days of when you receive the document declaring you at MMI.