Workers’ compensation benefits are an important protection for workers who are hurt on the job. There are limits on the amount you can receive in benefits, though. If you are determined to have temporary total disability (TTD), you’ll be paid 66% of the average weekly wages you were earning when you were injured.
The limits on the benefits you can receive may change yearly. It would be a good idea to speak with your employer and attorney about the maximums on workers’ compensation benefits before you file your application. Generally, you’ll receive back pay benefits from the day of your injury if it lasts over 21 days. TTD lasts up to 104 weeks.
Temporary partial disability (TPD) is paid out differently in Florida. TPD benefits are paid out at 80% of the difference between your current earnings post-injury and the average weekly wages you were earning before your injury. These also last up to 104 weeks.
If you’re making a claim for a psychiatric issue, this is more complex. Usually, psychiatric claims that come from physical injuries are only covered for up to six months.
What happens if the injured is a minor? Minors can receive double damages if they are illegally employed while underage.
As you can see, there are a few rules that impact how much you can receive for your workers’ compensation claim. Your attorney can review your case and let you know how much you’ll be able to receive in the future. Our website has more information, so you can learn about workers’ compensation and how you can start your claim.