Temporary Total Disability Lawyer
Temporary Total Disability (TTD) is used to compensate workers injured on the job while they are medically unable to work. Traditionally, once an employee is injured, he/she is sent to a doctor of the employer’s choice. If that doctor deems that the employee cannot work at their job because of the work injury, the employee is entitled to TTD benefits. Patrick S. O’Brien is an experienced disability lawyer in St. Louis who represents clients across the nation in temporary total disability claims.
These benefits will continue until the doctor releases the worker from his care. Sometimes the doctor will release the employee for restricted work. If the employer will not accommodate these restrictions, the employee continues to receive TTD benefits.
| Why to Choose Law Offices of Patrick O’Brien
You should choose the Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien as your temporary total disability lawyer because he will personally handle your claim. At other firms, the work is done by paralegals or secretaries and the worker will have little to no contact with the lawyer until a hearing is set. We will walk you through the process and Patrick will personally be available to answer all questions which relate to your claim. We answer calls and provide the personalized care and attention you deserve.
| Temporary Total Disability Lawyer
Temporary Total Disability is computed by a set scale under Missouri law. The current top rate for TTD is $947.64/week. The employee is eligible to receive up to two-thirds (⅔) of his/her current average weekly wage. The $947.64 is the most a worker may receive. TTD is one part of compensation a worker may receive.
If, as a result of the injury, he/she sustains a permanent disability, the worker is entitled to an award of PPD, or Permanent Partial Disability. This is paid in addition to any TTD payments received. The worker is also entitled to have all medical bills paid as a result of the injury.
You may feel that your employer is pressuring you to quit your job. You should not do so because it will cause you to be ineligible for TTD benefits. If your employer fires you because you cannot physically perform your work, this may give you the right to file a lawsuit for that firing. There is a three-day waiting period for TTD payments unless you are off for more than fourteen (14) days, whereby there would be no waiting period.
This office recently handled a case for a worker who was injured and given work restrictions that her employer would not accommodate. Although she quit her job, we were able to get her compensation for TTD after she left her employment.
About The Law Offices of Patrick O’Brien
I will personally handle your case from start to finish and will make sure you understand all facets of your claim. Please call at your convenience or contact us through our website.