Wage Loss Benefits For An Injury?

Serious Workplace Injury?

A serious workplace injury can cause you to suffer physically, emotionally and financially. If you are unable to work because of your injury, you may have concerns about losing pay while you are recovering from your injury. In Minnesota, injured workers may be eligible for wage loss benefits through their workers’ compensation insurance.

Understanding Wage Loss Benefits

Individuals who have been injured at work may be eligible for wage loss benefits through their employer’s workers’ compensation plan. These benefits cover part of a worker’s lost income. Wage loss benefits that may be available include:

– Temporary partial disability (TPD) — If you find another job and you are making less money, or you are unable to work as many hours as you used to, you may be able to get two-thirds of your gross pay for up to 225 weeks.

– Temporary total disability (TTD) — Because of your work injury, you can’t work at all, or you can’t work your other job within restrictions. You may be able to receive two-thirds of your gross pay at your job at the date of your injury. Benefits may be available for 130 weeks or 90 days past the point where you have been put at notice of Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).

We can also explain your options for pursuing permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits or permanent total disability (PTD) benefits.

The type of benefits you are eligible for depends on the severity of the injury you have suffered and the time it is expected to persist. An individual who is permanently disabled may receive more wage loss benefits than an individual whose injury is expected to heal after a few months.

If your claim for wage loss benefits has been denied, talk to a lawyer from our firm about your legal options. We can guide you in taking steps to provide for your financial security after a workplace accident.

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If you are interested in learning more about wage loss benefits and your specific legal options, contact Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office to schedule an initial consultation. 507-625-5000 | rokolaw.com