If your injury prevents you from working – but only for what is expected to be a short period of time – you may be entitled to receive temporary total disability benefits.
You should be eligible to start receiving these benefits after a seven-day waiting period. Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits usually come in a weekly check and represent two-thirds of your average weekly wage. Your average weekly wage is the average wage you earned over the 52 weeks prior to your injury.
Ultimately, a doctor will determine when you are able to return to work. If you disagree with the doctor’s conclusion, it may be time to get a second opinion and / or to consult with an attorney.
See our page on Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits to learn more.