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How Long Do Temporary Disability Benefits Last?

 Posted on February 07,2024 in Types of Benefits

CA work injury lawyerSuffering an injury while at work can be extremely nerve-wracking. You will want to make sure you can get proper medical care and cover all your other costs when you are unable to work as you heal. Often, when someone is injured while on the job, they can be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Typically, people who are unable to work during their recovery are also eligible for temporary disability benefits. If you have suffered a work-related injury and want to know how long you can expect your temporary disability benefits to last, an experienced Morgan Hill, CA workers’ compensation attorney can review your case and offer helpful guidance.

What Do Temporary Benefits Cover in California?

Sometimes, work-related injuries make you unable to do your job. If this lasts for at least three days, for example, if you are hospitalized for a few days, then you can receive temporary disability benefits. If you are unable to work, two other types of disability benefits might apply:

  • Temporary Partial Disability: If your recovery process allows you to work but at a reduced capacity, you can receive temporary partial disability (TPD)to pay a portion of the wages you have lost, given your new working capacity.
  • Temporary Total Disability: You might be completely unable to work as you recover from your injuries. If this is the case, you might be eligible for temporary total disability (TTD), which can pay you some of your wages lost for as long as you are unable to work.

Temporary disability benefits can start being paid as soon as 14 days after you have reported the injury to your employer and gotten a doctor’s diagnosis, including confirmation that your injuries have rendered you unable to do your job. The payments are made every two weeks for as long as you remain eligible until you return to the same job you had before the injury for the same salary you earned previously; a doctor confirms that your injuries are no longer making you unable to perform your duties; or you have received benefits for 104 weeks within five years of the incident, an amount that can be increased under certain conditions.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Santa Clara County Workers Compensation Attorney

If you have been injured at work, you will need to focus on your recovery. Let an experienced Gilroy, CA workers’ comp lawyer sort through your legal case for you. At Cramer + Martinez we work to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Call 408-848-1113 to schedule a free consultation.

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