Permanent Partial Impairment

Permanent Partial Impairment is a type of work comp payment that is awarded when an employee is injured or dealing with some type of occupational disease, but they are still able to work in a partial capacity.  Even though you may be struggling with a semi-debilitating injury or disease, that does not mean you don’t want or need to return to work in the best way you are able to do so.

Common Injuries and Diseases that Fall Under PPI Payments:

  • Partial loss of motor function or vision
  • Amputation of a finger
  • Knee or leg injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Any other type of condition that can be managed or controlled with ongoing treatment or medication, but that makes returning to the previous job at full capacity impossible

If your employer will allow you to return to work on a partial basis, you may also be awarded Permanent Partial Impairment compensation to cover the financial holes that a part-time salary cannot fill.  If your employer is not finding a way to work with you on these terms, or if the insurance company is refusing to pay your PPI payments, give the law offices of Wagner Reese a call.  Our work comp and PPI lawyers can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve to cover your medical expenses, and the lost income you are suffering due to only working part-time.

Worker's Compensation PPI

  1. Permanent Partial Impairment is a significant impairment, loss of use, or loss of a body part or body function that arises from a work injury. 
  2. A medical doctor can/will assign a permanent partial impairment (PPI) rating after a thorough medical examination. 
  3. A doctor will complete a functional capacity exam (FCE) to determine a PPI rating.
  4. PPI rating and weekly benefits are calculated based on the injury and body part.

A Note About Recovery Limits

In 2012, Indiana put a compensation cap on non-economic based damages. For personal injury cases in the state of Indiana, any case paid by the government may not exceed an award of $5,000,000. The Indiana Supreme Court is currently contesting this cap as unconstitutional, so these limits may soon be abolished.

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