temporary-disability-attorney-oklahoma-cityWhat Is Temporary Disability

If you have been injured on the job and are unable to work and receive wages for a short period of time, you may be eligible for temporary disability. Temporary disability benefits are awarded under workers’ compensation rights and require injured workers to follow a series of steps before being granted benefits. To start, interested individuals must be examined by a qualified physician who will determine the nature of your injury and whether or not your disability is temporary or permanent. Additionally, your doctor’s assessment will determine if you are totally or partially disabled. Once this evaluation has been completed, you will be able to apply for monthly benefits, the amount of which will be based upon your doctor’s findings and your specific situation.

The Difference Between Temporary Partial and Temporary Total Disability

There are two main types of disability: temporary partial disability (TPD) and temporary total disability (TTD). If an individual files for TPD benefits, it signifies they are suffering from some impairment, but it will not keep them from working permanently. On the other hand, TTD indicates an individual will not be able to return to work in any capacity due to a severe injury that they sustained on the job. Individuals who are approved to have a TTD will have three days of approved leave after their injury before they are placed on an approved leave without pay (LWOP). Those who have aTPD will be eligible to receive 70% of Oklahoma’s average weekly wages, which may be subject to change by state law.

Contact Atkins & Markoff Today

If you have been injured on the job and will not be able to perform your regular job duties at your normal capacity for a period of time, it is in your best interest to contact an Oklahoma attorney at Atkins & Markoff. With more than 100 years of combined experience representing individuals throughout Oklahoma City, Norman, Tulsa, and surrounding areas, our attorneys are well-equipped to help ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve. We understand how stressful it can be when you are injured on the job, which is why we are committed to working closely with each and every one of our clients to help guide them through the legal process and make sure they receive the benefits due to them. To set up a free appointment and go over your case with one of our experienced attorneys, contact us today!