Permanent Partial Impairment Ratings
Permanent Partial Impairment Ratings are used specifically for Workers’ Compensation Cases. As with many work-related injuries, once treatment has concluded and the patient is at maximum medical improvement, they often have residual symptoms or injuries that are permanent.
PPI Ratings are used to grade the amount of impairment that a patient has, after treatment, as a result of their industrial (work-related) injury. After the examination, the impairment rating is determined and the information is sent to the insurance company, who will reimburse the patient with a financial settlement for the amount of the permanent injury.
As a Nationally Certified Independent Medical Examiner, licensed by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, Dr. John Shannon is authorized to conduct PPI examinations for Workers’ Compensation claims, and to evaluate patients for other employment requirements.