Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI) | Know your Rights
If your workplace accident leaves you permanently impaired, you will be eligible for a permanent partial impairment (PPI) award under Indiana workers’ compensation law. The amount of the award is determined by a rating assigned by the work comp doctor and is based on the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Click here to view a schedule of PPI Awards under Indiana law.
You do not have to accept the adjuster’s impairment award
If you believe your impairment was incorrectly rated, you have recourse. You are entitled to get a second opinion on the rating, which can lead to a larger award for your impairment. At our Carmel, Indiana, law firm, Wagner Reese, we know what to do when your initial rating is incorrect. We'll even pay for the second opinion exam and wait until your settled to get paid back. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your PPI rating.
Experienced and knowledgeable workers’ comp lawyers
Our lawyers are well-known as pre-eminent Indiana workers’ compensation attorneys. We have handled thousands of workers’ compensation claims since 1997. We have seen company-friendly workers’ compensation doctors give low impairment ratings that result in a lower award. We can help counter that. We get results.
Ensuring that the right specialist assigns your Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI) rating
The PPI award is a one-time payment. It is important to get it right, as it is much more difficult to alter an incorrect award after it has been paid. At our law firm, we use our network of medical specialists to find a physician who can evaluate your permanent partial impairment and reassess the rating you initially received from the work comp doctor. We also make sure that all the medical records are available for the second opinion and evaluation. We even pay for the cost of obtaining your medical records and obtaining a second opinion, with reimbursement at the time of settlement. We know the last thing you want to do is pay for these expenses after you have been off work for an extended time.
Making a difference in your case
We believe that having the right attorney and a doctor with the proper qualifications (who isn’t in the insurance company’s pocket) can make a big difference in how much an injured worker receives from a permanent partial impairment award. We work with clients to be sure that their impairment has been properly evaluated so they can receive a full and fair award.
Stephen Wagner can handle your workplace accident claim. Let us put our resources to work for you. Call 888-710-9377 for a FREE consultation!
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