29 May TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY: HOW MUCH SHOULD I GET A WEEK?
by: William Channing Brashaw, Attorney
Temporary Total Disability (TTD) is a benefit extended to Alabama workers who have to miss work for more than three days due to a work-related injury or illness. This benefit is determined by statute and is calculated the same of all injured or ill workers. The difference in temporary total disability benefits is based on the employee’s wages. To be entitled to these benefits, the injured employee must report a workers’ compensation injury or illness with their employer first.
Temporary total disability benefits are calculated based on two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly earnings. However, the State of Alabama has determined a cap to these benefits that changes every year which can be found here. Currently, the maximum temporary total disability benefit available for employees is $865.00. This sum would only be available for employees where two-thirds of their average weekly earning exceeds $865.16.
Conversely, the State of Alabama has also implemented a minimum temporary total disability benefit. This means that if two-thirds of an employee’s weekly wages do not exceed $238.00, then the employee is still entitled to $238.00 in weekly temporary total disability benefits.
It is obvious from this brief discussion regarding temporary total disability that navigating Alabama’s workers’ compensation process can be confusing. If you have had an on-the-job injury or unsure whether to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer, please give the experienced Alabama workers’ compensation attorneys at The Patton Firm a call today for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services to be performed by other lawyers