the seven (7) day period in which an injured worker must be absent from work because of a work-related disability before he/she can receive workers’ compensation disability benefits. Benefits through the first day of disability are retroactive if the injured worker remains disabled through the fourteenth (14) day.
abbreviation for temporary total disability. These initials are typically found on checks or check stubs issued by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
abbreviation for temporary partial disability. These initials are typically found on checks or check stubs issued by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
when an injured worker is unable to perform his/her job which results in a total loss of earning power.
to stop workers’ compensation benefits.
to temporarily stop workers’ compensation benefits because the injured worker was able to return to work at no wage loss but is not fully recovered from the work injury.
a form signed by an injured worker to suspend, modify or reinstate his/her workers’ compensation benefits.
a procedure where an employer asks a Judge to suspend an employee’s workers’ compensation benefits in whole or in part while their case is litigated.
deadline or time limit on when a claim or other petition can be filed.
a document used to determine an injured workers’ average weekly wage and corresponding compensation rate. This document is typically completed by the injured workers’ employer based on reported past wage information.