Springdale Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Attorney
Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits are a type of workers’ compensation benefit paid to injured workers who have been released by the work comp doctor to return to work part time with restrictions. In my experience this is the least common indemnity benefit.
Calculation of Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Payments
The calculation of TPD benefits is two-thirds of the difference between the employee’s AWW before the injury and the income they are making from the part-time work the employer is providing after the injury. All of these must be considered to calculate a worker’s Average Weekly Wage (AWW).
Below is the method required to calculate an injured worker’s TPD benefit payments.
- Calculate Workers’ Average Weekly Wage (AWW) from the past 52 weeks.
- Calculate how much you are earning with part-time work.
- Subtract the money currently earned from the AWW.
- The TPD benefit pays two-thirds (2/3) of the difference between your AWW the current wage provided for part-time work.
- In Arkansas, the maximum TPD benefit would never exceed the maximum 2018 TTD benefit rate of $673.00 per week.
When Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits Start
Benefits begin after a doctor determines it is medically safe for you to return to a part-time and possibly lower paying job based. Benefit payments start after your first week back to work.
Length of Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefit Payments
How long you will receive TPD benefits depends on many factors including medical treatment, medical restrictions, and your employer’s willingness to work with your restrictions.
Immediately call my office if at any time your Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits stop before the end of your healing period, or you have fully recovered from your injuries and your employer refuses to return you to the position or wage you were in prior to your injury, or your employer asks you to resign or quit your job.
Workers’ Compensation Attorney Springdale
Let the Law Office of Jason M. Hatfield, P.A. handle the details of your PTD benefit claim while you concentrate on your recovery. We are dedicated to guiding you successfully through the Arkansas workers’ compensation process to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled and will aggressively pursue all aspects of your case, which may include:
- Collecting your wage records to ensure the insurance company has correctly calculated your TPD benefits.
- Contacting the insurance adjuster or the employer’s attorney to get TPD rate adjusted up to the correct rate.
- Leading negotiations with insurance adjuster or employer’s attorney for lump sum settlements that are in the best interest of the claimant.
- Litigating issues which can’t be resolved or successfully negotiated before both the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission and the Social Security Administration
The Law Office of Jason M. Hatfield, P.A. represents injured workers from all over Northwest Arkansas including Springdale, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Rogers, Bentonville, Berryville and Harrison. We also represent injured truck drivers from all over the U.S. with employers, such as; J.B. Hunt Transport, Tyson Foods Inc., Walmart Inc., PAM Transport Inc., USA Truck Inc., Maverick Trucking and others in Arkansas.