In the case of Smith v South Carolina Department of Mental Health, the Supreme Court ruled that an employer could stop temporary disability benefits once an employee reaches maximum medical improvement.

Another case regarding MMI, Anderson v. Baptist Medical Center and Palmetto Hospital Trust Fund, says that an injured worker is entitled to temporary total compensation for the period of time where the worker is totally incapacitated from work. Once the employee has reached MMI and is no longer temporarily totally disabled, the employer can end disability benefits. If the employee reaches MMI but still has a permanent functional impairment, he or she usually has a permanent disability to the injured body part, and is entitled to benefits based upon the severity of the disability.

Have You Been Injured On The Job?

If you've been hurt at your job you can speak with a workers' compensation lawyer. Please contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our ConwayMyrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. PleasantNorth Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.
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