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Maximal medical improvement (MMI): Once it is unlikely that your condition will change or improve with or without further medical treatment, an MMI is determined. Once you reach MMI, a doctor can assess a permanent disability rating.

Medical-legal report: A report written by a doctor that describes your medical condition. These reports are written to help clarify disputed medical issues.

Medical treatment: Treatment required to cure or relieve the effects of an injury or illness.

Modified work: Your old job is changed to allow you to continue doing it with your current injury.