When determining how much a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim is worth, one of the key terms used is “maximum medical improvement,” or MMI. Maximum medical improvement is when you have reached the maximum possible level of recovery from your injury.
Maximum Medical Improvement Defined
You reach maximum medical improvement when your doctor determines that you are unlikely to get any better in terms of recovery from an injury. In other words, you’ve completely stabilized. In workers’ compensation and personal injury law, that means the worth of your case can be tallied up since it’s then possible to determine: