Are you ready for peace of mind, maximum benefits, and payments until your case is settled?

The Law Offices of Melissa J. Lyons can take the wheel for you. We’ll go through every possible route to secure your settlement. We will keep you in the loop with honesty and a plan of action. Cases don’t settle magically, and that’s why Melissa J. Lyons has her foot on the gas pedal.

Temporary Disability

There are two types of Temporary Disability (TD): Temporarily Totally Disabled (TTD) and Temporarily Partially Disabled (TPD). If you are Temporarily Totally Disabled (TTD), you cannot work at all. If you are Temporarily Partially Disabled (TPD), you can work, but in a modified capacity based on the doctor’s recommendations. Temporary Disability (TD) payments potentially last for up to 104 weeks (2 years) within 5 years of your injury date, or until you reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), whichever comes first.

When you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) status, meaning you have reached a stable point with your medical treatment, which will not change within one year with or without medical treatment, a doctor (Primary Treating Physician (PTP) and/or Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)) will determine your level of permanent disability based on the American Medical Association’s Permanent Disability Guidelines.

The Law Offices of Melissa J. Lyons, Inc. will conduct a process known as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). This is a state-run, neutral evaluation. The Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) will issue a report on the full scope of any work-related injuries from a neutral standpoint. This is an important piece for your overall case.