Tampa Temporary Disability Lawyer
If you have been disabled after suffering a workplace accident, you may be concerned about finances. How will you earn income if you cannot work?
There are two types of disability benefits available in Florida: temporary and permanent. Temporary benefits, as the name implies, do not last forever. However, they can be very helpful during your period of disability.
Learn more about temporary disability benefits and eligibility from Franco Law Firm. See how our experienced Tampa temporary disability lawyer can help you get the benefits you deserve.
Who is Eligible?
There are two types of temporary disability benefits. Temporary total disability benefits are awarded to workers who cannot perform any type of work due to injuries they suffered in the workplace. It is up to the worker’s treating physician to determine whether or not the worker is able to perform any type of work while they recover. It is not up to the worker.
There are also temporary partial disability benefits. These are awarded to injured workers who can return to work but with certain restrictions. In order to be eligible, they cannot earn more than 80% of the wages they earned before their injury. For example, working a shorter shift would be a work restriction.
Both types of temporary disability benefits are supposed to help with income replacement but they will not replace 100% of your lost wages. Temporary total disability benefits pay for two-thirds of your pre-injury average weekly wages, up to $971 per week. For severe injuries, this increases to 80% of pre-injury wages for six months.
Determining temporary partial disability benefits is a bit more complex. The formula amounts to 80% of the difference between 80% of your pre-injury wages and any wages earned while working with restrictions. For example, if you made $1,000 per week before suffering a work-related injury, you must make less than $800 per week with restrictions. Your workers’ compensation benefits would then be 80% of the difference.
A temporary disability lawyer can answer your questions about eligibility and benefits. Contact Franco Law Firm to schedule a consultation and get the information you need.
Why Choose Franco Law Firm
The Franco Law Firm is a small but successful law firm. For the past 25 years, we have helped many people in the Tampa Bay area get positive outcomes with their disability claims.
As our team is fluent in Spanish, we are able to help a wide range of people. We love giving claims personalized attention. Contact Franco Law Firm to see how we can assist you with your claim.
Contact Franco Law Firm Today
Getting the benefits you need to pay for expenses related to your disability can be a challenge. It’s best to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Count on Franco Law Firm to guide you through the process. Let us use our extensive experience and legal knowledge to help you get the best outcome possible. To schedule a consultation, contact an experienced Tampa temporary disability lawyer. Fill out the online form or call (813) 872-0929.