If a worker has been injured on the job, and the cause was work-related, the victim is entitled to disability benefits. Disability benefits include payment of medical treatment a portion of the worker’s pay if they are unable to return to work. An injured worker could receive 70% of their average weekly wage while they’re unable to work.
There is a three-day waiting period before an employee’s disability pay will begin. An employee could be eligible for temporary or partial disability benefits, and the payment cannot exceed 104 weeks. In certain cases, the time can be extended for another 52 weeks of benefits. This situation is considered temporary partial disability benefits.
Temporary Total Disability
If an employee is unable to perform their regular work requirements after they’ve been injured on the job due to a work-related injury, they could be eligible for temporary total disability. An employer is not permitted …