Anton Law Group helps injured workers get temporary disability benefits.

Employees who have been injured in the workplace or have become ill due to adverse environmental conditions at work may be covered by workers compensation. California employers are required by law to have workers compensation insurance to be able to provide coverage to employees in the event that injury or illness takes place while on the job.

Workers compensation also provides temporary disability benefits when workers suffer a temporary disability due to an injury accident at the workplace. Typically, employees who experience a temporary disability will receive a percentage of their regular compensation until they are able to return to their normal job duties. Anton Law Group will help workers get the temporary disability benefits that they deserve to help them as they recover from their work-related injuries.

In California it is mandatory for all employers to have workers compensation insurance that will provide employees with the benefits for short-term or temporary disability. The payment amounts should adequately cover medical care treatment of the injury and a portion of the employees salary. The employee will receive the disability payments while recovering from the injury that prevents them being able to perform their job duties.

There are two types of temporary disability benefits:

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits

TTD benefits are received by the employee when they are unable to perform any type of job duties due to their injury. TPD benefits are received for injuries that prevent the worker from performing certain types of jobs. A worker is eligible for TPD if a doctor restricts a specific type of work or advises reduced work hours.

No income taxes are paid on temporary disability benefits. You may qualify for these benefits under the following conditions:

  • You are eligible for workers compensation
  • The injury has been reported to your employer
  • You have filed a compensation claim
  • You seek medical care for the temporary disability under the California regulations
  • Your doctor has recommended that you can’t perform certain work-related duties or return to work

The doctor will give their recommendation of the work the employee can and cannot conduct due to a workplace injury. If in the case the worker does not agree with the doctor’s opinion, they can request a second opinion from another medical examiner. With that being said, the claims administrator representing the insurer of the employer can also request an opinion from another qualified medical examiner of their choosing.

The temporary disability claims attorneys at Anton Law Group understand the difficulties that may be presented when taking legal action due to a workplace injury. But our expert attorneys will ensure that your rights as an employee are protected to help get you the compensation that you are entitled to for temporary disability injuries.

Most employers and their insurance companies will try to pay as few as possible and will give you inadequate benefits or even try to deny your claim for benefits. According to law you only are given a certain amount of time to report the injury and file a claim to receive benefits. Do not wait too long to take action before being denied the benefits you deserve. Anton Law Group is here to assist you to ensure you are fully prepared to get the compensation you are entitled to.

If you’ve been injured in the workplace, and need assistance with your claim for temporary disability benefits, please give us a call today at (888) 303-3434.