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What is the purpose of a P&S report?

| Jan 14, 2021 | Workers' Compensation |

If you’re injured on the job in California, you might need to take some time off to recover from your injuries. However, some injuries are so severe that they could affect your ability to work for the rest of your life. If that’s the case, you might need to talk to your doctor about getting a P&S report.

What is a P&S report used for?

A Permanent and Stationary, or P&S, report is a document that you send your insurance company to apply for permanent disability benefits. This report might affect the amount of workers’ comp that you’re eligible to receive. You can continue to work if you’re receiving permanent disability benefits, but you might be limited in the types of work that you can do.

You can obtain a P&S report from your doctor. The report describes different aspects of your condition, including pain levels and limited movement. The report also places restrictions on the type of work that you’re allowed to do. In the report, your doctor might state that you’re not able to return to your current job. The report describes the medical care you might need in the future and assesses whether your job is responsible for your injuries.

When your doctor completes your P&S report, ask for a copy so that you can review their determinations and make sure the information they provide is accurate. You might want to ask your employment law attorney to help you review the report. It’s important to have an accurate report so that you can get the maximum amount of permanent disability benefits.

Do you need an attorney when you file for workers’ compensation?

Theoretically, employees should be able to apply for workers’ comp and receive the benefits that they need to support themselves while they recover from their injuries. Unfortunately, some factors can make it difficult to receive these benefits

The insurance company might be reluctant to pay out the full amount of benefits. Additionally, many undocumented immigrants aren’t sure if they qualify for workers’ comp. An attorney may help you receive all the benefits you’re entitled to so that you can pay your medical bills.