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Key Workers' Compensation Terms

MMI - Maximum medical improvement, a determination of when you have reached the highest level of improvement possible, considering the injuries you suffered.

PPD - Permanent partial disability, the determination that you will always have some disability that will affect your ability to work.

PTD - Permanent total disability, the determination that your disability is total and that you cannot return to the job.

TPD - Temporary partial disability, the determination that you can return to work, but not at the same level at this time.

TTD - Temporary total disability, the determination that you cannot work yet, but that in time, you may be able to return.

For more information on disability ratings, see the North Carolina Industrial Commission Rating Guide.

CSA - Compromise Settlement Agreement, or sometimes called a “Clincher Agreement” is an agreement to settle your workers’ comp case entirely. It must be approved by the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

NCM - Nurse case manager, the person assigned to your case, usually by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier, who may go with you to the doctor.

Raleigh NC Attorneys Helping Injured Workers

If you have trouble understanding workers’ compensation terms, contact the North Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. For assistance, call us at 919.277.0161 or contact us online.

This article regarding workers’ compensation terms is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, you may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation attorney at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC, that has experience in these matters.