Temporary Disability Benefits in Madison, WI
In Wisconsin, if you are not able to go back to work right away due to a workplace injury you have suffered, you are entitled to temporary disability benefits. These tax-free benefits are based on two-thirds of the average weekly wage (AWW) you earned before you got injured.
At Stafford, Neal & Soule, S.C., our experienced Madison temporary disability benefits lawyers help injured employees pursue workers’ compensation claims. If you are having any trouble getting the temporary disability benefits you deserve, contact us today to discuss your options.
Out on Comp? You Are Entitled to Lost Wage Benefits.
Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are a key part of the Wisconsin workers’ compensation system. When that system works properly, injured workers have a dependable source of income to replace their lost wages until they are medically able to go back to work.
As long as your treating doctor says you cannot go back to work due to a temporary disability for which you are receiving ongoing care, you are entitled to claim TTD benefits.
If your employer’s insurer claims that you do not need to be restricted from work or that you have already fully healed, it may try to deny payment of temporary disability benefits to you. If you are not getting paid what you deserve, you have a right to a fair hearing.
Worried About Getting Shortchanged? We Can Help.
The calculation of your average weekly wage can have a major impact on your TTD benefits. Many employees who normally work overtime are entitled to have their benefits calculated on that basis, and many part-time workers are still entitled to full-time disability benefits.
An experienced lawyer can help you sort through these issues and obtain what you deserve. Our attorneys are known throughout Wisconsin as authorities on work injury law. We have the experience to identify the compensation you are entitled to and stand up for your rights.
Assigned to Limited Duty? You May Still Deserve Benefits.
If your doctor has cleared you to work with temporary restrictions, such as a maximum number of pounds you can lift or hours you can work, your employer may assign you light-duty work with lower weekly pay. If so, you are entitled to temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits.
If you are having trouble getting the benefits you deserve, don’t hesitate to call us at 608-251-6045 or email us to set up a free consultation with an experienced Wisconsin workers’ compensation attorney. We will never charge you a fee unless we help you get benefits.