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.
Let us fight for what you are owed –
call (505) 219-2176.
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.
We proudly offer
free case reviews to all prospective clients. Schedule yours today.