If you have been injured at work and cannot perform your job, and are receiving medical treatment, you should be able to receive temporary total benefits from a Cherry Hill workers comp accident attorney (TTB) under workers’ compensation law. This is the case as long as you meet the requirements for a workers’ compensation claim.
Initially, you must be out of work a total of seven days before you can be eligible to receive lost-wage benefits through workers’ compensation. These benefits will be backdated from the day you had to leave work due to your injury.
How Are Wage Benefits Determined for Workers’ Compensation Claims?
If you are evaluated by your doctor as having suffered a temporary total disability as a result of your work injury, your benefits are determined at 70 percent of your weekly salary at the time your were injured, with certain limitations. There are both a minimum and maximum amount of wages that you can receive through workers’ compensation, depending on what you were earning. Benefits may not be over 75 percent of what is called the State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW). They may also not fall below 20 percent of the SAWW.
Total Temporary Disability (TTD). You will receive 70 percent of your wages within the maximum/minimum range noted above.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD). This benefit happens much farther along in the workers’ compensation process. A doctor will have to have determined that you have reached your maximum medical improvement (MMI). Then an evaluation takes place to determine the level or percentage of your impairment or disability. Your wages then will depend on this evaluation.
Total Permanent Disability (TPD). This permanent disability rating means that you will be entitled to be paid 70 percent of your wages at the time you were injured, within the maximum and minimum range as indicated.
Contact an Experienced PA and NJ Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Navigating a workers’ compensation claim can be confusing and worrisome. Discuss your concerns with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Adam M. Kotlar, in Cherry Hill, NJ, or in Feasterville, PA.