Permanent disability (“PD”) compensation is monetary payments made to the injured worker if he or she does not fully recover from the work injury and there is a loss of function that a doctor can measure or quantify.
PD benefits are based on a permanent disability opinion which is given by the doctor treating you for the work injury and/or a neutral doctor (Qualified Medical Examiner “QME” or Agreed Medical Examiner “AME”).
Choosing the right doctor is incredibly important to obtaining a fair permanent disability opinion. We work hard to obtain a permanent disability opinion that accurately reflects your level of impairment by communicating with doctors opining on your case. We also don’t back down from litigating this issue before a judge if justice so requires.