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Wisconsin WC Question
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Good Morning All,

I was injured in April 24th of 2019 in Wisconsin in a workplace accident.  I have undergone a plethora of surgeries, therapy, etc.  I am scheduled to reach end of healing and maximum medical improvement April 28th of this year which will be 3 years and 4 days that I have been on workers compensation. 

The state of Wisconsin is behind about 3 months in processing the case that is handed to them from a workers compensation carrier to transition me from TTD to PPD.

Also the state of Wisconsin is NOT a settlement state for workers comp.  You are only entitled to PPD and a few other items for an award.

My question to everyone is this... I have an option to have my MMI and maximum medical improvement evaluation for the middle of March of this year or wait till the latter part of April. I am so ready for all this to be over so I can press on with life.  If I were to elect to end and take the MMI for March I will be at 2 years and 11 months on workers comp as apposed to the 3 years and 4 days if I wait till April.

Does time on workers comp help in anyway for financial awards such as the 2 years and 11 months compared to the 3 years and 4 days?  

I know that I should probably wait and get the full 3 year term in but I am so ready to end this all and press on with life especially since the state is 3 months behind on processing so that would put me further behind in asking for an advancement to relocate and start a new path of life.

Just curious if time would make a difference in payment allotments.

Thank you all for any guidance you may have.

God Bless...
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It looks like the maximum weekly disability rate for Temporary Total is more then the maximum for permanent Partial. I assume you are receiving max TTD now and once you are at MMI you would be switched to the PPD rate. If so, You would lose the difference.
https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publicatio...9572-p.pdf

P.S. if you are going to continue with treatment make sure there is an acceptable doctor in your new location.

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THANKS FOR POSTING.
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