Temporary Total Disability Rates Have Increased
Minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates for 2017 work injury claims have increased as of January 1 as a result of the rise in California's State Average Weekly Wage, according to the California Workers' Compensation Institute.
The average weekly wage rose from $1,120.67 to $1,164.51 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2016. The TTD benefit is two-thirds of a worker's salary, with a minimum and a maximum amount. As of January 1, the minimum TTD benefit is $175.88 a week; the maximum is $1,172.57.
In addition to TTD rates, other Workers' Compensation benefits, such as life pensions and permanent total disability benefits for workers injured on or after January 1, 2003, have also increased.
TTD is a benefit designed to compensate you while you are unable to work and under active medical treatment due to an industrial injury. The amount and duration varies depending on your date of injury and your pre-injury earnings.
It can get complicated, which is why you should have an experienced attorney on your side. To learn more about your legal options, call us at 213-739-7000.