Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover injuries that occur while an employee is on the job or performing their duties. While there are a few exceptions to this rule, such as accidents caused by heavy machinery, acts of violence, and terrorism, most injuries that occur during a workday will be covered by workers’ compensation.
Temporary partial disability
If you’ve recently been injured at work, you may be eligible to receive Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits. To qualify, you must miss three shifts from your job and have been unable to work for two weeks. If your employer offers light-duty work, you should accept it. If you cannot work during the waiting period, you will be reimbursed for the time you missed.
Workers’ compensation benefits for temporary partial disability vary depending on the part of the body affected and the degree of disability. These benefits are paid for a period of seven to 14 weeks. If your injury limits your earning capacity, you may qualify to receive a lump sum based on your previous wage differential.
Generally, the benefit amount for temporary partial disability is based on the average wage of a production worker in your state. This amount cannot exceed seventy-five percent of the average wage of a production worker. In some states, employers are required to offset the benefits against Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. To comprehend claims for temporary partial disability, consult with experts at The House of Workers Compensation.
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