What does it mean when my doctor places me at maximum medical improvement? Does it differ across DBA, LS, and FWCA claims?
When an employee is injured, they are either temporarily-totally, or temporarily-partially disabled. At the conclusion of their medical treatment, they are placed at maximum medical improvement, which means that they have plateaued in their treatment, and they will not get any better. If at MMI, the employee has a permanent impairment, then he or she will be assigned an impairment rating. Under the Florida Workers Compensation Act, you are entitled to benefits for that impairment rating, assuming you receive one. The same is the case in long, short, and Defense Base Act cases.