Temporary Total Disability Benefits In Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims
An injured employee may be entitled to temporary total disability benefits (TTD benefits), which is essentially lost wages for the time he or she has missed work as a result of a work-related injury. At Strong Law Offices, we help individuals in central and northern Illinois recover temporary total disability benefits and other benefits they are entitled to under workers’ compensation law.
What Are TTD Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
TTD workers’ compensation benefits cover two-thirds of an employee’s average weekly wage during the time he or she cannot work due to an on-the-job injury. Employers must pay TTD benefits until injured workers improve. In some cases, employers choose to continue to pay their injured employee’s regular salary, though they are not required to do so.
How Can You Obtain Temporary Total Disability Benefits?
In order to be eligible for temporary total disability benefits, you will need to take the following actions:
- Ask your physician or health care provider to provide you with an off-work slip or work status slip.
- Provide a copy of the off-work slip to your employer.
- Provide a copy of the off-work slip to your attorney.
Your attorney will forward your off-work slip to the workers’ compensation insurance company or adjuster and/or its attorney to request the appropriate temporary total disability benefits on your behalf.
Remember, you should keep copies of any and all temporary total disability check stubs you receive. Provide these copies to your attorney so that he or she can log and keep track of the dates, amounts and periods of time for which TTD benefits are owed.
What Other Benefits Are Available?
Other benefits injured workers can receive include:
To discuss your options for recovery after a workplace accident, please contact our lawyers at 866-822-8330. We have convenient office locations in Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield, Chicago and Decatur, and we offer home and hospital appointments upon request.
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