The term "stable and stationary" is normally used in personal injury claims when referring to the status of an injury. When a person sustains an injury, whether it is because of a motor vehicle accident or a work accident or an injury in a public place, the injury will initially go through a period of recovery until it reaches a plateau. What this means is that no matter what treatment is provided, the injury is not going to get any better. It is basically the best it is going to be and there is no further treatment that can really further improve the injury. This injury status is termed "stable and stationary". It is at this stage when an injury can then be assessed by medical specialists for permanent impairment, that is, they assess what level of impairment the injury is going to permanently cause the injured person in the future. It should also be noted that the term "stable and stationary" is a very important term in the context of a workers' compensation claim in Queensland. This is because, when a worker's injuries are considered to be "stable and stationary" by treating doctors during the workers' compensation claim, then this is when the workers' compensation insurer's obligation to continue paying Statutory Benefits ceases, and it is at this time that the workers' compensation claim of the injured worker will be finalised.
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