Temporary Disability Benefits

Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits

By |2017-02-19T12:46:04-06:00February 10th, 2017|Temporary Disability Benefits|

Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits replace wages for injured workers in Illinois when they are unable to work until their medical condition stabilizes. The start date of TTD benefit eligibility depends on how long the injured worker is unable to return to work. Section 8(b) of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act provides: If the period

Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits

By |2017-02-11T12:22:55-06:00February 9th, 2017|Temporary Disability Benefits|

Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits are available to Illinois injured workers when they are working light duty and earning less than they would be earning in the full capacity of the job. 820 ILCS 305/8(a) IWCC PDF. TPD benefits are available while the injured worker is still actively treating and has not reached maximum medical improvement

Vocational Rehabilitation and Maintenance Benefits

By |2017-02-11T12:23:02-06:00February 8th, 2017|Temporary Disability Benefits|

Vocational rehabilitation is a program designed to return an injured person to work within their capabilities. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act provides: The employer shall also pay for treatment, instruction and training necessary for the physical, mental and vocational rehabilitation of the employee, including all maintenance costs and expenses incidental thereto. 820 ILCS 305/8(a) Illinois General Assembly | IWCC

Average Weekly Wage

By |2017-12-06T20:59:12-06:00February 6th, 2016|Temporary Disability Benefits|

An injured worker's "average weekly wage" is the basis for calculating all temporary and permanent disability benefits under the Illinois Workers' Compensation and Workers' Occupational Diseases Acts. Because small differences in the calculation add up quickly over the life of a claim, average weekly wage is frequently disputed in workers' compensation cases. This is an easy