In addition to compensation for medical bills, injured workers may also be entitled to temporary or permanent disability benefits. There are four types: total disability (TTD), temporary partial disability (TPD), permanent partial disability (PPD) and permanent total disability (PTD).
Temporary benefits are for injured employees that are unable to return to work for a period of time. Those who are completely unable to work will be given temporary total disability. If you are able to perform modified work and are paid a portion of your former wages, then you may only be eligible for temporary partial disability.
Permanent disability is for injuries that permanently affect the employee . If your disability only hinders your ability to perform certain tasks, and you are still able to do other duties, then you will most likely receive permanent partial disability. If you are no longer able to work at any job, then your employer will be required to provide for you for the rest of your life, which is permanent total disability.
Payment Amounts for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
TPD: weekly payments of 66 2/3% of the difference between your average gross earnings previous to the accident and your earnings during your disability period
TTD: weekly payments of 66 2/3% of your average gross earnings previous to the accident
PPD: weekly payments or a lump sum payment of 66 2/3% of your average gross earnings previous to the accident
PTD: weekly payments or a lump sum payment of 66 2/3% of your average gross earnings previous to the injury
It is important to note that these payments are not to exceed a certain amount that is set by Missouri workers’ compensation laws. To find out how much you can receive for your injury, contact a personal injury attorney in St. Joseph! At Ferguson and Schieber Law Firm, we provide dedicated representation for each of our clients! Call our firm to schedule an appointment. We don’t charge anything until you recover your damages! Take advantage of your free case evaluation with a seasoned workers’ comp attorney at Ferguson and Schieber Law Firm.