If an employee is unable to work because of a work-related injury or disease, they may be eligible to receive Temporary Total Disability benefits (TTD). In order to qualify for these disability benefits, the employee must be unable to work for more than 7 days.The amount of Temporary Total Disability benefits that can be received is 70% of the employee’s weekly wage. These benefits are calculated from the date the injury occurred.There are 3 situations that will cause the Temporary Total Disability benefits to cease. They are:
- The period of Temporary Total Disability has reached its maximum of 400 weeks;
- The employee returns to work; or
- The employee’s medical condition cannot be improved by additional treatment.
The process of filing a Workers’ Compensation claim can be confusing. Read our article on Overview of Workers’ Compensation Claims to get a better understanding of how this works in the state of Illinois and how a Chicago personal injury attorney can assist you. If you have been injured while on the job or if you have developed a work-related disease, you may be eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. A Chicago personal injury attorney can talk to you about what it means to apply for and accept Workers’ Compensation benefits and how this will affect your ability to collect additional compensation down the line.Hiring a Chicago Personal Injury AttorneyDuring this time, recovering from your injuries should be your main focus, not dealing with insurance adjusters and escalating medical bills. The Chicago personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will help you monitor your medical expenses and work toward a settlement to cover all of the treatments you need to get your life back on track. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080.