Permanent and stationary does not necessarily mean that you have recovered from your injuries only that you have reached a level in your condition that is not expected to greatly improve or decline.
Once you have been found permanent and stationary either by your treating physician or any evaluating physician, your bi-weekly payments change to permanent disability advances. Permanent Disability does not necessarily mean that you have recovered from your injuries only that you have reached a level in your condition that is not expected to greatly improve or decline.
Permanent Disability Advances are bi-weekly payments based on your average weekly wage, a schedule issued by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and the defendants’ estimation of the value of the residual permanent disability you have sustained from your industrial injury. These payments will continue on a bi-weekly basis until either settlement is reached, or the insurance carrier advances the full estimate of the case. Further, each of these payments will be claimed as a credit against any settlement you receive.
In order to assist in verifying any credit for these payments the insurance company may claim at settlement, it is very important that you keep clear and accurate records of each payment you receive.
No, permanent disability does not mean you are permanently totally disabled. Many people have permanent disability that has little or no affect on their daily lives. All this means is that you have residual problems from your injury that will require permanent restrictions of the physical abilities you can perform in your work. The value of this permanent disability will vary from person to person based on when you were injured, the body part injured, the job you had at the time of your injury and your age. These factors are calculated from a Schedule put out by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to determine the value of your residual disability.
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