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Temporary Total Disability (TTD)

An injury that results in the complete inability to work for a given period of time is temporary total disability or TTD.  These are the benefits that make up for lost wages when you are unable to work.  Click for a complete description of: temporary total disability benefits in workers' comp.

Third Party Cases

When an employee is injured on the job as the result of someone not a part of the employee-employer relationship, the employee is also entitled to sue the third party for damages.  Third party cases are separate from the workers' compensation process, however, they may have implications for any workers' compensation award.


Can be included in average weekly wage if a part of the job.  Servers, bartenders, and others relying heavily on gratuities can certainly include in AWW.


A civil wrong arising from an act or failure to act, independently of any contract, for which an action for personal injury or property damages may be brought.


Temporary Partial Disability.  When a worker has not yet reached the point of maximum medical improvement but has returned to work part-time, the worker is entitled to half the difference between his or her average weekly wage before the accident and his or her earning capacity in the same or other employment, not to exceed hald of the State average weekly wage.


A written version of oral testimony taken.

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