How do they calculate the amount of my benefit?

When taken totally off of work, the injured worker should receive Temporary Total Disability benefits, which is exactly 66 and two-thirds of their average weekly wage. This “two-thirds amount” is also referred to as the compensation rate, or “comp” rate. The average weekly wage is based on an average of gross income earned in the 13 weeks preceding the accident. “Second job” wages are includable so long as taxes were paid (or will be paid) on that income and the worker was a covered employee for workers’ compensation at the second job. Special rules apply when the injured worker was not employed for a full 13 weeks preceding the accident.

When still actively treating but released back to work with no job offered to them, the injured worker should receive Temporary Partial Disability benefits, which are calculated at 80% of 80% of the average weekly wage.

Impairment Income Benefits are paid when the doctor has placed the injured worker at Maximum Medical Improvement and assigned a percentage of permanent impairment. This benefit is calculated at 75% of the compensation rate when the injured worker is not working or earning less than their pre-injury income, and reduced by 50% if the injured worker equals or exceeds his pre-injury income during the payout period.

If you believe your benefits have been incorrectly calculated or suspended, please call us immediately.

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Actual Case Results

Daniel G. vs. Decks Unlimited/Sterling Cooke
Outcome: We won. The judge of Compensation Claims ordered workers’ compensation to authorize a facet rhizotomy procedure.
Inese T. vs. Bud’s Diner/The Travelers Companies
Outcome: We won. The judge ordered that workers’ compensation authorize a cardiac catheterization procedure for our client.
Kelly C. vs. Boran Craig Barber Engle Construction/United Seif insured Services.
Outcome: We won. Workers’ compensation checks in excess of $40,000.00 were awarded to the claimant.
Inese T. vs. Bud’s Diner/The Travelers Companies
Outcome: We won. The judge ordered that workers compensation authorize a cardiac bypass surgery for our client.
Beverly L. vs. Staff Leasing/Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Outcome: We won. Compensability of the workers’ compensation claim was awarded, as were various medical benefits and compensation checks.
Frank R. vs Rock and Creek RV Resort/Claims Center
Outcome: We won. Workers' compensation was ordered to authorize a trial spinal cord stimulator for our client.
Robert M. vs. Newspress/Travelers Insurance Company
Outcome: We won. Workers’ compensation checks were awarded to our client.
Brent M. vs. Jackson Total Service/AARLA
Outcome: We won. Workers’ compensation was ordered to authorize neurological treatment for our client’s neck and left arm injuries.
Miguel C. vs. Bralew Inc./Diversified Inc/Employers Advocate Ins.
Outcome: We won. Having previously secured a psychiatrist for our client, the judge awarded an workers’ compensation attorney fee at the expense of the insurance company.
Joseph B. vs. LMF Construction/Guarantee Insurance Co. and Mud Slingers, Inc./Bridgefield Employers Insurance and BCBE Inc./USIS
Outcome: We won. Compensability of the workers’ compensation claim was awarded, as were various medical and compensation benefits.
Karen W. vs. Sunsplash Market & Cafe/Kemper National Services
Outcome: We won. The judge ruled that workers' compensation must authorize a psychiatrist for our client.

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