In Wisconsin, an injured worker is entitled to two primary forms of compensation in addition to having his medical benefits paid for. The first of these is temporary total disability (TTD) benefits. TTD is paid at 2/3 of the employee’s regular wages during the time in which the injured employee is unable to work due to his injury, but has not yet completed the healing process. The second benefit is called permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits. PPD is paid at a set amount, depending on the year that the injury occurred and what part of the body was injured. PPD is paid for a period of time after the injured employee has completed the healing process.
Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has announced that TTD and PPD benefit rates will be increased for all injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2013. The new rates set the maximum weekly TTD rate at $879, up from $854 in 2012 and also increase the weekly PPD rate to $322, up from $312. DWD’s benefit chart can be found here.
If you have suffered a worker’s compensation injury in Wisconsin it is important to work with a worker’s compensation attorney who understands the law and will stand up for your rights. The worker’s compensation attorneys at Hawks Quindel will work with you to make sure that the insurance company pays you the benefits you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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