One of the most common questions asked by injured employees who are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim is “When do I start receiving TTD benefits?”
TTD Benefits Offer Wage Replacement
The Illinois workers’ compensation system entitles employees suffering from work-related injuries to receive a number of benefits. Key among these are Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits. TTD benefits are payments issued by your employer or its workers’ compensation carrier in the event that:
- Your doctor has stated you are unable to work because of your injury; or
- You have work restrictions your employer cannot accommodate.
TTD benefits are typically equal to two-thirds of your average weekly wage. While you will probably welcome the money, you may also wonder “When do I start receiving TTD benefits?”
Illinois law allows you to receive TTD benefits once you have been off of work or on restricted duty for more than three consecutive days by a doctor’s orders for a qualifying work injury. Once you qualify for TTD benefits, a check must be issued within 14 days of the date you became eligible.
If you do not receive that check within that timeframe, your employer or its insurance company may face penalties and fees. A workers’ compensation lawyer can file a petition with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission to help you obtain these fees. This petition can motivate them to provide your benefits in a timely manner so as not to incur additional expenses.
How Do I Ensure That I Receive My TTD Benefits?
We hope this has been helpful if you have been injured on the job and are asking “When do I receive my TTD benefits?” But to ensure that you receive your TTD benefits and every other benefit to which you are entitled, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers.
GWC is one of the leading Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law firms in Illinois. We have recovered over $2 billion for our clients and have offices throughout the state. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have the experience you need to help get you the justice you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Chicago workers’ compensation lawyer. You may call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.<< BACK TO BLOG POSTS