If you were mentally or physically injured in a work-related accident, you might be entitled to temporary total disability (TTD) benefits. These benefits are paid if you have a condition that prevents you from gainful employment. If you are approved for TTD benefits, your first payment is after a 14-day waiting period, although if your injury keeps you from working for more than two weeks, you will be paid for all the work you’ve missed.
If you’re granted TTD benefits, you will be paid 66 2/3 percent of your average weekly wages while you were working, up to the maximum benefit allowed by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA), which is $653 per week as of 2018.
Getting TTD benefits can be time-consuming and complex. Let our lawyers help you with your temporary total disability claims in Louisiana. Our disability lawyers in Louisiana are ready to assist.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys will explain to you everything you need to know about TTD to ensure that you are getting what you deserve. You’ve worked hard and you deserve to be compensated.
As a part of the claims application process, you will be scrutinized. The workers’ compensation insurance company will review your medical records and your wages. They can also order a medical exam and send you for a functional capacity evaluation, which is an evaluation of your ability to work.
This process can be exhausting, especially since you’re already dealing with an injury. Our Louisiana workers compensation law firm will be with you every step of the way.
Once you are approved for TTD, your benefits will be paid until your doctor says you won’t improve anymore, in which case you may be entitled to permanent total disability benefits or supplemental earnings benefits until you can return to work. We’ll be there for you to ensure you get the benefits you deserve.
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Waiting for benefits to be approved puts you in a difficult financial position. You may have bills piling up and a family that depended on your income. Our firm can help quicken the legal process so you can get your benefits right away. Our Louisiana injury attorneys have a deep understanding of the claims process, and we’ve helped thousands of clients get the benefits they deserve. We also help clients to get their Supplemental Earning Benefits through the help of our reliable workers’ compensation attorney.