If you have been injured on the job and your claim was approved by your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance, then you will generally receive temporary total disability payments. Temporary total disability payments are paid when you have been injured on the job and you are not able to return to work because of your injuries. Your compensation will date back to the day when you were unable to work. Although, Workers Compensation in Brainerd, MN is complex, employers must follow state regulations when deciding whether to award payment.
If your employer insurer does approve you claim it must provide you with a notice of insurer’s primary liability determination. Additionally, the insurance company must begin making payments 14 days after it receives notice of your claim.
The amount of your payments are normally two-thirds of your gross wages. However, there is a maximum benefit of $850 and a minimum of $130 or your actual wage whichever is less. Once you begin receiving payments, you will receive them in the same regular intervals as your regular pay period. Temporary total disability is not paid out indefinitely, it will end after 130 weeks or if one of the following occurs; 90 days has passed since you have reached maximum medical improvement, 90 days has passed since you have received retraining, you do not cooperated with the rehabilitation program, you are able to work but you decline employment, you withdraw from the labor market, your doctor releases you from their care with no further restrictions related to your injuries, or you retire and your injury is not the cause of your retirement.
Workers Compensation in Brainerd, MN can be very complex matters that may involve many proceedings and court dates. An experienced worker’s compensation attorney may be able to help you challenge an insurance company’s decision to discontinue your compensation. Furthermore, a skilled attorney may be able to refer you to a competent medical professional to help determine whether you should return to work or remain under a physician’s care. If you are at risk of losing you compensation benefits contact a lawyer today. For more information on whether you are entitled to benefits visit us on the web at www.brainerdlaw.com.