Ask an Attorney - What Does ‘Maximum Medical Improvement’ Mean?

Ask an Attorney - What Does ‘Maximum Medical Improvement’ Mean?

This video describes what “maximum medical improvement” means in the context of workers compensation. The end of medical treatment provided under a workers compensation claim is called “maximum medical improvement.”


What does “maximum medical improvement” mean?


Your right to temporary disability benefits ends at the point of “maximum medical improvement.” If you are left with some permanent impairment, then after “maximum medical improvement” your rights related to permanent disability benefits may begin.