When Will My Benefits Begin And How Much Will They Be?

Medical benefits will commence as soon as you inform your employer of your work related injury.

Wage loss benefits will be paid after being unable to work for more than 3 days because of a work related injury. Temporary Total Disability is paid at approximately two­thirds of the gross weekly wages at the time of injury. This amount is not to exceed a $615.00 weekly benefit. If there is no disability beyond 10 days, then the first 3 days of disability will not be paid. Permanent Total Disability benefits are also two­thirds of the gross wages; although the minimum amount varies depending on statewide weekly wages the maximum is $615.00. A cost of living increase may commence with PTD after 4 years from the date of injury. Permanent Partial Disability benefits are paid for such things as the loss of a finger. In this case your doctor will rate your disability according to Minnesota disability tables. The percentage of disability determines the amount of benefits paid.

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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