Temporary Total Disability BenefitsIn Illinois, your workers' compensation claim allows you to get medical treatment for work-based injuries for a specific period. While you are recovering at home, you can also collect temporary total disability benefits or TTD. These are usually two-thirds of your average weekly salary and can last from a few weeks to years. TTD benefits are paid till you:
- Return to work without any medical restrictions.
- Released back to work with medical conditions.
- You reach the Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) status. Your doctor will deem you eligible for this status if your medical condition stabilizes to the point that you can work without compromising your health and wellness.
When TTD is TerminatedOnce your TTD benefits are terminated, you can still get other workers' compensation benefits such as the following:
- Maintenance awards that cannot be less than your TTD benefits. These should also include expenses and the costs you need for vocational training (if you need to switch professions because of your physical limitations).
- Wage differential benefits to offset the reduced salary you get in your new position because of your condition.
- Permanent partial disability benefits (PPD) are paid to injured workers as compensation for a permanent work injury as per the body part injured. It is often a lump sum. On the other hand, if your claim has to go to trial first, you may get weekly benefits only. You cannot get weekly and wage differential benefits together either.
Contact Robert Edens to Get the Compensation You DeservePeople who file claims months after their injuries never knew they had the right to do so immediately. By the time they file their claim, it is too late. If you think your employer has denied your benefits illegally, get in touch with the Law Offices of Robert T. Edens today. Our Antioch workers' compensation lawyers have years of experience helping hard workers like you get the benefits they deserve.