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The 4 Types of Workers’ Comp Benefits Explained

By Kenton Koszdin on August 31, 2020 | In Blogs

The 4 Types of Workers’ Comp Benefits Explained

It’s important to know what to do in the event you or a loved one experiences an injury or illness on the job in California. But most people won’t learn about their options until it happens to them. Take the initiative to learn what you need to know before you or a loved one experiences illness or injury on the job – it can save you time, money, and energy in the long run! Knowing what to do in the event of being hurt or developing an illness due to work-related tasks will empower you. That’s why we’ve put together a quick, but thorough, a summary of what you need to know about the four different types of workers’ compensation benefits available to workers in the Los Angeles area:

Temporary Total Disability (TTD)

Temporary Total Disability implies the worker is unable to perform regular work tasks for a limited amount of time. It means they will eventually be able to return to their job’s full capacity after taking time away to recover. During this time, they would collect TTD benefits as part of their Workers’ Compensation.

Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)

Temporary Partial Disability applies to those who can return to work shortly after their initial work-related injury or illness. Still, their work-related tasks will be modified or decreased for a period due to their disability. They may be eligible to receive TPD benefits.

Permanent Total Disability (PTD)

Permanent Total Disability alludes to the inability to return to work because of their disability. The worker can no longer perform the same duties as before their injury or illness and, as a result, cannot return to that job or type of work.

Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)

Permanent Partial Disability is like TPD in a sense the worker is partially impaired but unable to eventually return to the full capacity of their job. It means their modified work-related tasks will be permanent, not temporary.

We hope this summary helps you better understand the different types of workers’ compensation benefits! If you or a loved one are currently seeking or receiving medical treatment for a work-related injury or illness, it’s time to contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Our attorneys at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security Attorney in Van Nuys, can provide you with a free initial consultation today: 800.438.7734.

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