Functional permanent partial disability involves a medical determination of the functional impairment resulting from your injury once you have reached your end of healing / maximum medical improvement / plateau of healing.
Important: You need to be sure your doctor understands the Wisconsin worker’s compensation rating system for permanent partial disability.
This is a good time to contact us. We routinely work with physicians to be certain they understand the Wisconsin worker’s compensation rating system for permanent partial disability. Many of them do not understand how the rating system works and, as a result, may rate your permanent disability too low. The defense doctor, which the defense calls the “IME,” often finds you have no functional permanent partial disability or substantially less permanent partial disability than does your own doctor. See further discussion at independent medical evaluation / defense medical evaluation.