Workers’ Compensation Income Benefits
In the event that the authorized treating physician (ATP) takes you out of work, you may be entitled to temporary total disability (TTD) benefits. You are entitled to receive weekly TTD benefits if your ATP takes you out of work for more than seven days, which is considered the waiting period. You will be paid for these first seven days only if you are taken out of work for more than 21 consecutive days due to your on-the-job injury. Your first check is due on the twenty-first day after your employer has knowledge of your injury. You will receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage but not more than the maximum rate provided by the Workers’ Compensation Act at the time of your injury. Benefits cannot be combined, meaning only one type of benefit is payable at a time.
Death benefits are payable to eligible dependents (i.e. dependent spouse, minor children) of an employee whose on-the-job injuries contribute to his/her death. This benefit is payable at the rate of two-thirds of the deceased employee’s average weekly wage at the time of the accident, not to exceed the maximum allowed under law at the time of the accident.
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