Under Virginia workers’ compensation employees who are injured in a work accident or who are diagnosed with an occupational disease are eligible for wage loss benefits. These wage loss benefits are supposed to provide the injured worker with a wage comparable to what they had earned before the injury. Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are the most common form of wage loss benefits in Virginia workers’ compensation. They are available when you are unable to return to work because of your work-related injuries or occupational disease.
An injured employee’s right to temporary total disability benefits is one of the most frequent issues disputed in Virginia workers’ compensation claims. We recommend contacting an experienced Virginia workers compensation lawyer after your work accident so that you can begin building your case and obtain the TTD benefits you deserve.
This article explains the ins and outs of temporary total disability in Virginia work comp. Call or e-mail us today if you have any questions about your claim or are looking for representation.