Temporary Disability

Temporary Disability Benefits

Albuquerque Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Have you been injured in an on-the-job accident and are unable to work during your recovery? If so, you may be entitled to receive temporary partial or total disability benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance to help replace your lost wages. At Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law, our highly-skilled Albuquerque workers’ compensation lawyer has fought to protect the rights of injured workers for more than a decade. With one-on-one advocacy and a dedication to preserving your wellbeing, we can guide you step-by-step through the process of filing a claim and maximize your chances of securing the financial support you deserve.


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Temporary Partial vs. Temporary Total Disability

Disability benefits under workers’ compensation are divided into two different categories: temporary and permanent. As their name would suggest, temporary disability benefits are only paid for a limited amount of time while a person recovers, while permanent disability benefits are paid to individuals who suffer lifelong debilitation that impairs or prevents them from working. Temporary disability benefits can either be partial or total and are completely tax-free.

  • Temporary partial disabilities are those that prevent a person from being able to perform some of the duties of their job for a limited amount of time. In other words, upon recovery, you will be able to resume work activities as normal.
  • Temporary total disabilities prevent you from being able to work at all for a limited period of time. Most workers’ compensation disability claims fall under this category.

If your work-related injury or illness has put you into one of these two categories, you may be entitled to receive up to two-thirds of the amount of wages you were earning prior to your injury during your recovery. Our attorneys can help you file the necessary paperwork and handle any disputes that should arise surrounding your claim. If approved, your first check should be mailed within two weeks after missing more than 7 days due to your injury, after which you will receive a check every two weeks.

Let Us Take the Guesswork Out of Your Claim

Although workers’ compensation undeniably provides invaluable financial support for injured workers, the process of receiving these benefits is often much easier said than done. In the event that your employer or their insurance company should attempt to dodge financial responsibility for your injuries, our Albuquerque workers’ compensation attorney can fight to keep them in check. We understand the struggles you must be experiencing after your injury, and we are prepared to do everything within our power to minimize the stress you experience during this time.

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