In an accepted
Georgia workers' compensation claim, the treating doctor may assign an injured worker a
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating. The PPD rating is a percentage of loss of use of a particular
body parts. For instance, following a work related shoulder injury, the
treating physician might assign a 15% PPD rating to the upper extremity.
This percentage translates into a dollar figure which is owed to the injured
worker by the insurance carrier. This is not the same as a settlement.
A PPD rating can be lumped into a settlement, but is not the same as a
settlement. If you have questions about a work comp PPD rating, contact
Atlanta workers' compensation
attorney Brian H. Sumrall at (404)924-4595 or visit