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Temporary Disability (TD) Benefits

Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Bakersfield: Call (661) 460-5557

Temporary disability (TD) benefits are provided to workers who have sustained temporary injuries that make it difficult to return to work while they recover. These benefits are tax-free payments made to you to help replace a portion of your lost wages. If a doctor determines that you are unable to perform your usual duties for more than three days, then you may be eligible for temporary disability benefits.

If you can perform some work while you recover and your employer provides this type of work, then you can receive temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits while you recover. For those who suffered permanent injuries that prevent them from working at all in the future, you may be eligible for permanent disability benefits.

To learn more about filing a claim for temporary disability benefits, speak with our workers' compensation attorney in Bakersfield. We can guide explain to you more about the benefits and the claims process.

How Are TD/TPD Benefits Calculated?

  • TD Payments for temporary total disability are typically 2/3 of your normal pre-tax wages, subject to the weekly maximum set by law.
  • With TPD payments, if you are not earning as much as you did prior to the injury in your new work schedule, you may be able to receive 2/3 of the wages that you lost.

These payments are paid every two weeks during the period you recover. Once your doctor determines you are ready to return to work, your payments may stop.

Questions? Contact Campbell Whitten.

If you have questions about your claim, whether you are experiencing delays or are having difficulty filing a claim, discuss your concerns with a member of our team at Campbell Whitten. We can help you resolve any delays, denials, and even help you with an appeal.

Find out more about temporary disability benefits when you call us at (661) 460-5557.