If you are back to work on light duty and making less than you were before the injury, and you are still in the healing period and have temporary medical restrictions, you are entitled to temporary partial disability (TPD). Your employer is required to provide your wage records to the worker’s compensation insurance carrier and they must calculate your TPD and send it to you. It is 2/3 of the difference between your light duty earnings and the gross weekly wages you were making before the injury.
It often takes more than 2 weeks for the claims adjuster to calculate and send your TPD checks after receiving your wage records from your employer. However, if you have not received TPD checks more than 4 weeks after you sustained the wage loss, if the carrier has never paid TPD despite being provided the wages by your employer, or if your employer has never provided wage records to the carrier, contact the Worker’s Compensation Division. Dispute resolution specialists there may be able to assist you with minor disputes.
Contact us today if your claim is denied and you have ongoing partial wage loss, or if your partial wage loss is permanent.