The healing period is the stretch of time that you are in treatment. More specifically, this is the period of time where you are following the recommendations of YOUR doctor and doing everything you can to get better.
The healing period ends once you have exhausted all of your treatment options and YOUR doctor says that you are as good as you are going to be. This does not necessarily mean that you are healed; it just means that there is nothing else that can be done. Once you get to this point, YOUR doctor will determine if you have suffered a permanent disability due to the work injury. At this point, you are “ready” for hearing. This means that we are ready to talk about a settlement with the other side and/or go in front of a judge for a formal hearing.