Stabilisation of injury (aka Maximum Medical Improvement, or MMI), is a simple yet extremely important concept in every workcover claim. It refers to the point in your medical treatment beyond which you are not expected to get any better (or worse) by 3%. This is not to say that your medical treatment is finished but it’s aimed to maintain your current level of health and functioning. As an injured worker only gets to apply for a serious injury once it is important that the claim is not made prematurely.
The current workcover system for impairment rating is not fair at all. If you have read the previous post about “claiming compensation for pain and suffering” you may well have realised that our current workcover legal system is not set up as fairly as you first thought!
It is only when you or someone close to you is a victim of a workplace accident that you actually discover the VIC (and most other state) Government is denying you of a lumpsum and of the common law right of access to justice for any pain and suffering endured.