The amount of weekly temporary total disability benefits is based on the employee's average weekly wage on the date of injury. Often, the determination of average weekly wage is difficult. The employee's weekly temporary total disability benefits are paid at the rate of two-thirds of the average weekly wage, subject to certain maximum and minimum rates.
The maximum and minimum compensation rates for the temporary total disability benefits are controlled by the date of injury. The object of a wage determination is to arrive at a fair approximation of the employee's probable future earning power that has been impaired or destroyed by the injury. For regular employment, the weekly wage is arrived at by multiplying the daily wage by the number of days (and fractional days) normally worked in the business of the employer. For injuries from October 1, 2008 to the present, the temporary total disability benefit duration has been increased to an absolute maximum of 130 weeks.
If you have been injured at work and you are concerned about wage loss benefits please contact either John or myself and we would be happy to discuss what benefits you would be entitled to as a result of your work injury.