2017 Workers Compensation Newsletter - Fourth Quarter

Can an impairment rating be submitted into evidence? How effective are the ratings in mitigating permanency exposure?

 

Yes but qualified, Missouri Workers’ Compensation Statutes do not have a provision for impairment ratings.  However, there are “ratings” that are given by physicians that can be introduced into evidence to address permanency, and thereby in some instances mitigate permanency exposure. Please see memo here.