Temporary total disability benefits cover two-thirds of your average weekly wage, tax-free. You can only receive these benefits if you are actively being treated for your work injury and the doctor has ordered you not to return to work, or to a restricted duty that your employer won’t provide.
Getting compensation for lost wages can be a complex process. Factors to be considered:
Is your job full-time or part-time?
Do you have more than one job?
Is overtime included?
How long have you worked at your job?
Our St. Louis attorneys know the effect of each factor in Missouri and Illinois. We know how to pursue every opportunity to get you maximum compensation for lost wages.
Under most circumstances, a 13-week wage statement (one year in Illinois) is needed to compute your correct wage rate. Employers and insurers often pay at the wrong rate, whether intentionally or not. The statutory section that determines wage rate is long and convoluted. Getting it right matters twice: first, for your lost wages; second, because it determines the value of your permanent injury. There are some “tricks of the trade” that can improve your rate of compensation and, thus, the value of your case.
Keefe & Griffiths, PC will do the investigation and legal analysis necessary to get you the best possible rate of compensation.
At Keefe & Griffiths, PC we’ve been putting clients’ needs first for more than six decades. To schedule a free initial consultation with a workers compensation attorney, call 314.241.7243 or contact us online. You’ll never have to advance any costs.
If you have suffered a work injury that has caused you to miss time at work, you have the right to seek compensation for lost wages in the form of temporary total disability (TTD) benefits.
The law firm of Keefe & Griffiths, PC has spent more than 60 years helping injured workers throughout Illinois and Missouri. You can be certain that we can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover your lost wages.