A permanent partial award is a monetary award an injured worker is entitled to after sustaining an injury at work. Regardless of what the injury is, you are entitled to be compensated for the residual pain and problems you have as a result of your injury.
Not only are you entitled to this benefit, the payment of this benefit extends the life of your claim. This becomes very important with the reduction in the statute of limitations to five years from the date the last medical bill or benefit has been paid.
A permanent partial requires you to attend a brief examination scheduled by the BWC and potentially additional examinations should a higher award be desired. If you have questions about a permanent partial award or how to get the most benefits out of your claim please contact The Bainbridge Firm.