On behalf of Shardel Suber of The Bainbridge Firm, LLC posted in Workers’ Compensation Benefits on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are intended to replace lost wages while an individual is recovering from a work-related injury and is unable to return to his or her former position of employment. TTD benefits are typically paid on a bi-weekly basis and are based on the wages the individual earned over the last year of employment.
For the first twelve weeks of disability, TTD is paid at 72% of the full weekly wage. The full weekly wage examines recent wages an injured worker earned just before he or she was injured. After the first twelve weeks of disability, any continuing TTD benefits are paid at the 66.666% of the average weekly wage. The average weekly wage is a calculation of the individual’s average wage for the past year of earnings.
TTD benefits represent an important benefit in workers’ compensation claims. While the benefit is typically paid in the weeks and months after an injury, it can also be paid in situations where the injured worker requires surgery on account of the work injury and needs time to recover before returning to work.
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