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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions How much am I paid

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions How much am I paid

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: How much am I paid under Alabama workers' compensation statute?

If you suffered a job injury and have a valid Alabama Workers Compensation claim, you may be entitled to different types of monetary compensation. The most common type of compensation is temporary total disability (ttd) benefits. This is money you receive when you are unable to return to work as the result of your job injury, and your rate of pay is 2/3rs of your average weekly wage (calculated over the 52 weeks immediately preceding your job injury.

Another form of compensation you might be entitled to receive is called temporary partial disability (tpd) benefits. This is paid when you are able to return to work following a job injury, but you are not being paid the same amount of money that you were making prior to your job injury. TPD benefits are 2/3rd of the difference between what your average weekly wage was prior to your injury and what you are making now while you are still receiving medical treatment and have not yet been released by your treating physician. For instance, if your average weekly wage was $500 prior to your injury, your treating doctor gives you light duty work restrictions which your employer accommodates, but your are only receiving $400 a week now, then your tpd benefit would be 2/3rds of $100, or $66.67.

If, once you have been released by your treating physician, it has been determined that you have suffered a permanent physical impairment, then there are two different types of compensation you might be entitled to receive. The most common is called permanent partial disability (ppd) benefits. Your PPD benefit is based on your permanent physical impairment. The other type of benefits an injured worker with a permanent physical impairment might be entitled to is called permanent total disability (ptd) benefits. These benefits are payable to a worker (with a non-scheduled member injury) who is no longer able to return to their past relevant work or similarly types of work given their job skills, age, education, physical/mental impairments and similar in pay.

If you or a loved one were hurt at work and you have questions about your right to Alabama Workers' Compensation benefits, don't hesitate to contact and talk to one of the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny today.

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