If you are seriously injured in Minnesota and you cannot return to work, there are several types of disability benefits you may be entitled to receive. At Atkinson Law Office, P.A. & Minnesota Disability, our attorneys will help explain these benefits, protect your rights and help you obtain maximum compensation.
Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
Injured workers who can no longer perform their job duties and whose employers cannot provide them with alternate work as indicated by work restrictions qualify for temporary total disability (TTD) benefits. The employer's insurer must pay two-thirds of the worker's lost wages up to a maximum of $850/week for 130 weeks, or until 90 days post-maximum medical improvement. To learn more about "maximum medical improvement," contact our lawyers.
Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)
If your injury allows you to work in some capacity, but you are earning less money than before the injury due to a job change or a reduction in hours, for example, you can receive temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits. Your employer must pay two-thirds of the difference between what you were earning before the injury and what you are making now for 225 weeks.
Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
If you are unable to work permanently or for an indefinite period of time due to a work injury, you can receive permanent total disability (PTD) wage loss benefits up to the age of 67. There are complex requirements that must be met to qualify for PTD, so it is important to consult a knowledgeable attorney.
Contact Our Minnesota Disability Lawyers For A Free Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation, call Atkinson Law Office, P.A. & Minnesota Disability at 651-964-6274, or contact us online. We can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service, and we are happy to make home, hospital and off-site consultations by appointment. We represent clients in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and statewide.