If I Am Unable To Return To The Type Of Work I Did Before I Was Injured, What Happens?
You may get reemployment (vocational rehabilitation) benefits if your injury is compensable and may permanently keep you from returning to your job at the time of injury.
Temporary Partial Disability benefits (TPD) are paid if you can return to work, but you earn less for a limited time while recovering. Temporary Partial Disability benefits are figured by taking 80% of the difference between your spendable weekly wage and your spendable wageearning capacity after returning to work. Your actual wage after the injury less payroll deductions is usually considered your spendable wageearning capacity. Temporary Partial Disability benefits are paid until you reach medical stability or for up to five years, whichever comes first.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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