Am I Eligible For Any Other Benefits If My Claim Is Allowed?

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by admin No Comments

If an injured worker misses more than seven days of work as a result of their injury, a request may be filed for payment of temporary total disability compensation. If the worker is temporarily and totally disabled from working for less than twelve (12) weeks, compensation is paid based upon the worker’s earnings in the week prior to the injury (or earnings in the six (6) weeks prior to the injury). If the injured worker is unable to work for more than twelve weeks, the rate of compensation is based upon the worker’s average weekly wage for the year prior to the injury.

Once a claim is allowed, and depending on the circumstances, an injured worker may also be eligible to receive other benefits. These benefits may include wage loss compensation (working or non-working), living maintenance compensation, permanent partial disability and loss of use awards, and permanent total disability compensation. An employer and an injured worker may also agree to a full and final cash settlement which, if approved, will close the claim forever.