Am I Entitled to Temporary Total Disability?
Workers Compensation Lawyers in St Louis, MO. Typically, the process to receive Temporary Total Disability (TTD) takes 45 days before a judge can rule on the case. During this time, it may be difficult to meet financial responsibilities and care for your family. Gary Burger and associates are prepared to help you fight this unfair insurance practice and secure weekly benefits. Burger Law specializes in an array of personal injury cases including workers compensation, and our employment lawyers have helped recover millions of dollars in benefits for work injury victims in St Louis.
Here at Burger Law, we stand firmly by the belief that if a person is injured at work, they should not have to pay a lawyer to get fair benefits for their injuries. The St Louis workers compensation attorneys at Burger Law work on a contingency-fee basis and we do not expect you to pay any fees or expenses unless we win your workers’ compensation case. For more information about temporary total disability, or to get started on your free case evaluation, contact Gary Burger and associates by calling (314) 542-2222 or completing our online contact form.
However, you should be aware of several reasons an employer may stop paying TTD:
- Surgery for an occupational injury. If your employer pays for your medical intervention to remedy an on-the-job injury, they are no longer liable to pay you TTD while you recover from the procedure.
- Termination for a reason unrelated to your workers’ comp claim. It is illegal to fire you as retaliation for filing a workers’ comp claim, but if you are terminated for other reasons (i.e. tardiness, poor job performance) then your employer can stop paying TTD.
- Application for unemployment. If you are receiving TTD from your employer you should not apply for unemployment—that violates legal and ethical standards. Claiming unemployment benefits indicates you are able to work while receiving TTD support conveys you are injured and cannot perform your work duties.