Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
The Difference Between Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) and Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
If you have suffered an injury at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Those who qualify for workers’ compensation will receive payments from the worker’s compensation insurance company based on their level of disability. The severity of your disability will determine whether or not you qualify for permanent partial disability, temporary partial disability, or temporary total disability.
Sometimes injured employees do not receive the correct amount of money in monthly workers’ compensation payments. Understanding the difference between temporary partial disability and temporary total disability is an important part of making sure you are receiving the benefits to which you are entitled.
The Process of Filing for Workers’ Compensation in Georgia
Temporary Partial Disability
Temporary Total Disability
How Much Compensation Might I Receive?
What Does “Temporary” Disability Mean?
The Importance of Speaking with a Skilled Lawyer
Speaking with a skilled lawyer regarding your workers’ compensation benefits is essential. When you are placed into the wrong category of disability benefits, you could be cut off earlier. For example, if your injury is categorized as a temporary partial disability, you could receive benefits for 50 weeks less than if it was categorized as a temporary total disability.
At Smith Hulsey Law, we know how to conduct a thorough investigation into your disability. We help you seek out an expert medical opinion based on a comprehensive physical evaluation. Our lawyers fight hard to make sure that your workers’ compensation injury is correctly categorized and that you receive all of the necessary benefits. Contact our law firm as soon as possible to schedule your initial consultation.
We have the experience needed and the connection with vocational and medical experts who can evaluate your work-related injury. If necessary, these experts can testify regarding the severe and catastrophic nature of your injuries and the inability to work. Determining which category of injury you suffered or how much compensation you may be entitled to receive is difficult due to the complex nature of Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws. Hiring a skilled lawyer to walk you through the process can help focus on recovering from your injuries instead of worrying about how you will pay your medical bills. Contact our Georgia law firm today to schedule your initial consultation.