What Is A Permanent Injury?

Q: What is a permanent injury?

A: Florida statutes define a permanent injury as death, physical scarring, and pain and suffering in general and most clients end up in the pain and suffering category in general which can be anything related to the neck and back or joints or knee pain, shoulder pain, things like that. Even headaches, even things you can’t necessarily determine on an x-ray, but it takes a doctor, whether it’s a chiropractor or an orthopedist or a neurologist to state that the patient does, in fact, have a permanent injury and sometimes that does require six months of treatment due to the AMA Guides evaluation of permanent impairment.

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