Most workers who are injured on the job in California will at some point recover sufficiently to return to the job, and will not require permanent disability benefits. If this is true in your case, you are entitled to claim temporary disability (TD) benefits to replace your lost wages during your period of recovery.
Temporary disability benefits are generally calculated at two-thirds of the wages you were making at the time you were injured, before taxes, and they are not subject to tax deductions. To determine the figure you will be awarded; you can include every type of compensation you were receiving, including bonuses, commissions, tips, overtime pay and meals.
There are two types of temporary disability payments:
Our team includes a former workers' compensation judge, and we have more than 130 years of combined experience helping people in your position. We understand how important it may be for you and your family to receive full benefits with no delay and we will work diligently to push your claim through to completion, addressing any barriers which may arise in the workers' compensation process.