After a workplace accident, an injured worker may need medical treatment. Yet what happens if modern medicine cannot make the worker whole again?
In the field of workers’ compensation law, this situation is called maximum medical improvement. A worker who cannot function the way he or she did prior to the workplace accident may require a disability rating. That rating will determine eligibility for wage replacement benefits paid under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
However, our law firm recommends that an injured worker consult with an attorney before signing any disability rating proposed by his or her doctor. A rating may only be a minimum estimate. In addition, there may be eligibility under other laws to increase the amount provided by the disability rating in North Carolina. Our law firm has the experience to maximize an injured or disabled worker’s benefits.