Workers’ Compensation for Temporary Partial Disability
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Many people incorrectly believe that they can only receive disability benefits through workers’ compensation in the event that an on-the-job injury should leave them totally or permanently disabled. On the contrary, workers that are injured in the course of their occupation but are still able to work are able to receive Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits to compensate for lost income. If you believe you are entitled to receive TPD benefits, a knowledgeable Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer from Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. can advocate on your behalf and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
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What Does Temporary Partial Disability Cover?
If you’ve been injured but you are still working on light duty, and you are losing wages due to time missed from work to go to your WC doctor, physical therapy, or elsewhere, then your employer or its Workers’ Compensation insurer should be paying you for two-thirds of the wages you are losing for the time you miss from work for those appointments. TPD benefits cover employees who are forced to miss work hours for medical treatment stemming from a workplace injury. TPD benefits also cover employees who are able to return to work at a lesser rate of pay than they earned before their accident, if the lesser pay rate is due to their injuries.
You are entitled to receive 2/3 of weekly wages lost due to:
- WC doctor’s appointments
- physical therapy sessions
- Trips to see any other healthcare provider
- Wages lost due to working on light duty and making less money after the injury
The amount you should receive is determined by comparing your average weekly wages over the 13 weeks prior to the WC injury with what you make during any week in which you have a healthcare visit due to the work injury. If you have less wages that week than you did during the 13 weeks before the injury, you are entitled to receive TPD benefits. Any injuries occurring after July 1st, 2015 are subject to a weekly TPD compensation cap of $367 per week, though injuries occurring before this time may have a lower cap. An injured employee can receive TPD benefits for up to 350 weeks after being injured.
Trust in a Firm with Over 30 Years of Experience
AtKaleita Law Firm, LLC our knowledgeable Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients and can provide the results-driven advocacy you need to maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation. With constant communication and an unparalleled dedication to preserving your rights, we can walk you step-by-step through the process of obtaining TPD benefits and answer any questions you may have. Best of all, if we are not successful on your behalf, you will not pay us a dime for our services!
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