Cook County Temporary Total Disability Lawyer
Gurnee, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney
When you are injured at work, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits regardless of fault. These benefits include temporary total disability, or “TTD.”
What are Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits?
If you cannot work for a period of time after sustaining an injury on the job, you are entitled to TTD benefits. These benefits provide weekly compensation while you are recovering and last until you have been cleared to return to work. If your doctor has given you light duty or other restrictions that allow you to return to work and your employer cannot accommodate those restrictions, you remain entitled to TTD benefits.
How is TTD Calculated?
The amount of your temporary total disability benefit is determined by first calculating your average weekly wage (AWW). The average weekly wage is defined as the average amount of money you earned, per week, in the one year period before the work accident occurred. An individual is entitled to two-thirds (2/3) of their average weekly wage as payment for temporary total disability. There are minimum and maximum amounts for TTD benefits provided for in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Overtime can also be included in the calculation in some circumstances.
The process to determine whether you are entitled to temporary total disability benefits as well as the amount of the benefit can often be confusing. At Marks & Associates, Ltd., we thoroughly understand all aspects of the workers’ compensation claim process and the numerous associated benefits. Attorney Jason Marks can explain temporary total disability to you as well as the calculation methods used to determine the amount of your benefit. He will help you explore all of the options available to help you maximize the amount of your TTD and other benefits. He knows how to deal with insurance companies in a way that protects your best interests and helps you arrive at the best outcome.
Contact Attorney Jason Marks today to schedule an appointment concerning your workers’ compensation matter. We take cases on a contingent basis; we do not charge fees until we recover compensation for you. We have flexible appointments and convenient office hours to accommodate your schedule. We have offices in Gurnee and Chicago, Illinois and serve Lake County, Cook County and the entire Chicago area.