0% Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI) ratings
Just because you’ve been assigned a 0% PPI rating doesn’t mean you won’t have continued care and possible medications that you need as a result of your work injury. Many worker’s compensation doctors will tell their patients to follow up with their primary physicians for future medications. Sometimes these doctors do not know that ongoing medications may still have to be covered under worker’s compensation if those medications are necessary to reduce or limit an injured worker’s impairment/injury.
Compensation for future medications
If you’ve been referred back to your primary care physician by the worker’s comp doctor after receiving a 0% PPI and are wondering if you’ll be responsible for paying for your future medication refills, you are not alone. We have handled cases where the worker’s compensation doctor did not even know that a 0% impairment had been given by his/her office. Does that mean that that the injured worker has to pay for their future medication refills? Does it imply that the worker suffered no permanent injury? In short, the answer is: not necessarily.
An experienced worker’s compensation attorney can help you understand who’s responsible for future medications
If you have suffered a significant injury and are prescribed medications to help you recover from your injury, please call Klezmer Maudlin today for a free case assessment, and we will help you determine how to understand the implications of a 0% PPI rating and how to handle being compensated for future medications. We are happy to see if we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Focus on recovery and consult with an attorney
If you’ve been injured at work and are seeking compensation through a worker’s compensation claim, consult with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney at Klezmer Maudlin. If you are wondering whether or not your future medications should be covered, we can help you understand that, as well. We care about fighting for the rights of injured persons and workers throughout the state of Indiana. With offices in Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, New Harmony, and Jeffersonville (Louisville, KY), we are well-equipped to handle your case.