Another concept in workers' compensation cases is maximum medical improvement (MMI).
MMI is the point at which any further medical care you receive will not lead to further improvement. In other words, the doctors have done all they can do to make you better. Unfortunately, this is also the point at which workers' compensation weekly benefits stop.
But how do you know you truly have reached the point of maximum medical improvement? Often, a doctor selected by
Keefe & Griffiths, PC will disagree with the “company doctor.”
Our attorneys know how to assess these cases. We have recovered more than $500 million in medical care, lost time benefits and awards for more than 25,000 injured workers throughout Missouri and Illinois.
Our experience handling workers' compensation cases in Missouri and Illinois means that we know when a second opinion is necessary. We have built a network of respected doctors who give honest assessments of work injuries.
When you turn to us, we will make certain you get the medical care you trust. We make certain you are treated fairly in your workers' compensation case.
You are not required to pay a retainer or advance any costs for our services. If we win your workers' compensation case, our fee will be a percentage of the compensation we recover for you.
Call our St. Louis law firm at 314.241.7243 or send us an e-mail.
If you have been injured at work and have filed for workers' compensation, you may already have been introduced to the concept of disability ratings. It may seem surprising, but the doctors will issue a number (rating) that indicates how injured they think you are. The benefits you receive will be based in part on this number.
But how do you know the number is correct?
That is where the law firm of Keefe & Griffiths, PC comes in. Most likely, they will have you seen by another doctor who will issue a different rating. With more than 60 years of experience on our side, our workers' compensation lawyers know how to handle your case correctly.