Workers’ Compensation for Temporary Total Disability

November 12, 2015

After you have been injured at work and for as long as your work related illness or injury makes you unable to perform any kind of work you will be placed on temporary total disability. You will receive a bi-weekly payment that replaces a portion of your lost wages, and pays for medical expenses related to the workplace injury. Total temporary disability benefits can last indefinitely and they can start a week after the last day you worked. The amount of TTD benefits you will receive is based on a percentage of your weekly salary.

After receiving total disability payments for 104 weeks you will undergo an impairment rating evaluation (IRE), which is how your whole body impairment will be determined. After your IRE results come in, if your impairment is less than 50 percent, your status might change to partial disability, which has a limit of 500 weeks, or approximately 9.5 years. If your impairment rating is 50 percent or greater, you will be eligible to continue to receive total disability compensation.

Why hire a Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney?

If there is no requirement to have an attorney when filing for workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania, then why should you hire one? There are several reasons why you might want to consider working with a lawyer for your workers’ compensation case. If you have suffered a significant injury that you feel is going to lead to a permanent disability, working with an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney will help make sure that you are receiving the highest level of compensation you deserve. At the law firm of Larry Pitt & Associates, we have years of experience helping countless clients before you to get the compensation they deserve after a workplace injury. Your employer’s insurer has one goal and that is to pay out as little as possible in workers’ compensation claims. Your goal is to get as high settlement as possible. Right away that places you at cross purposes. Having an attorney you can trust and who will advocate your interests makes you feel as if your rights are being protected and that you are going to get everything that is due to you.

You can dispute your benefits

If you believe that your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer is not accurately calculating your wage loss benefits, you can file a complaint and dispute it. The insurer is bound to follow the law, and if you can prove that they are not paying you what they owe you under the law, they may be compelled to pay you back pay retroactively. A Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer can help make sure that you are receiving fair compensation.

If you are facing an impairment review evaluation and you are feeling nervous or have questions about your case, you can feel free contact the Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates. We offer free consultations to review your case. From our offices throughout Pennsylvania we serve clients in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.