Raleigh Temporary Disability Lawyers
Many common workplace injuries, such as sprains and back injuries, require a rest period while the patient recovers. Many employees who earn hourly wages are concerned about losing much needed money, and may even force themselves to work when they should not. If you are in this difficult situation, there is good news. You can receive compensation for your time off work.
Raleigh temporary disability lawyers Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC can help you win the compensation you need to stay afloat during recovery. We will inform you of your legal rights and work hard to ensure that they are protected. To learn more, call our offices at (919) 851-3311.
We can help you with:
- Temporary Disability Claims Filing Assistance
- Temporary Disability Appeals
- Temporary Disability Litigation
Temporary Total Disability
A total disability is one that prevents you from working at all until you have recovered. If you are unable to work for over 7 days, you may begin to receive 2/3 of your usual wage. After 21 days have passed, you can receive compensation for the first 7 days you missed work. Weekends and holidays can be counted as days of disability.
There are certain maximum and minimum limits on the amount you can earn. A knowledgeable Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyer can inform you of the details related to the case.
Temporary Partial Disability
If you are able to return to work, but cannot earn your usual amount until you have recovered, this is called a temporary partial disability. You may be eligible for 2/3 of the difference between your usual and current wages. You can receive these payments for up to 300 weeks. If you had a period of total disability before returning to work, this period will be subtracted from your 300 week total.
If you have become temporarily disabled after an injury at work, you may be entitled to compensation under the law. To speak with a Raleigh temporary disability lawyer about your options, contact the offices of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at (919) 851-3311.