I have returned to work part time until releasedfor 40 hours a week (light duty) in the coming month or so and am recieving pay from work then 50% of my old gross pay average(minus current pay). Ill be at least until November ( over1 year from injury) before I can even have a chance of making the money I use to make and return to my old job.
I suffered a TBI (brain injury ) with surgery and alot of broken bones and other problems. Im told there is no %100 recovery from my injurys so shouldnt I recieve %75 of my old gross minus my pay and not %50??
What state are you from? That would help people to know how to answer this question.
I live in Maryland and I checked the rules but do not understand where I would fall in the temp. disability or what?
They have a disability % 50 for temporary disabled and 75% for permanent and I dont understand why I shouldn't get the %75 in regards to my injury being permanent not temporary.
I guess what I'm asking is wouldn't a brain injury be classified as permanent??
not if you wanted to work in politics................but for the rest of us seems to me it would
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until you have reached maximum recovery your disability is not considered permanent. after you have reached MMI your permanent impairment will be rated.
they only rate your current problems, not what might happen in the future.
there are a number of different rating guidelines for doctors to use. they are very complicated. ask you doctor to show you how a rating is done.
do you know what maryland comp law uses?
if you go to a medical library you can look at the AMA disability rating guidelines for an idea how a doctor does a rating.
Mutley, if you are also asking how they figure out your future medical payments, for a settlement, my understanding is that they use info. from your Dr. and do a guesstimation.