Yes, if you are unable to work due to a workplace injury or illness, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The specific benefits you are entitled to will depend on the nature and severity of your injury or illness, as well as other factors.
If you are unable to work due to a workplace injury or illness, you may be eligible for temporary total disability benefits (TTD), which provide wage replacement while you are unable to work. Temporary total disability benefits are generally available until you are able to return to work or until you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI).
If you have reached MMI but have not returned to your physical condition pre work injury and/or you are still unable to return to work, you may be eligible for permanent partial (PPD) or permanent total (PTD) disability benefits. PPD benefits are to provide compensation for any permanent impairment or loss of function related to your injury or illness . PTD benefits are to provide compensation for someone unable to continue working due to injuries or illnesses related to your work.
It is important to note that workers’ compensation benefits are generally designed to provide a percentage of your pre-injury earnings, rather than your full salary or wages. The specific amount of benefits you are entitled to will depend on your average weekly wage at the time of your injury or illness.
If you are unsure about your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits or if your claim has been denied, it is recommended to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options under the law and can help you navigate the claims process to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits available.