Board Certified trial lawyer Peter Bartinik, Jr. explains the meaning of the term "permanency rating" in Connecticut.
A permanancy rating is an description of your disability to a body part in terms of a percentage loss of use of that body part. For example, assume you are from New London, Connecticut and you are in a car accident in Ledyard, Connecticut. Assume also that you suffer a low back injury in that car accident. If your doctor evaluates you, that doctor might opine that you have suffered a 15% permancy or loss of use to the back. That number-15%-is the permanency rating. That number can form a basis to objectively compare that injury to others. For example, a 15% permanency is more severe than a 5% in theory. That number forms part of a way to determine the value of a case. It is one of many objective and subjective factors.
If you have been seriously injury and need a lawyer, contact the lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C., 100 Fort Hill Road, Ste 2 Groton, Connecticut at 888-717-4211.