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Workers’ Compensation Benefits: TTD vs. TPD vs. PD vs. PPD


When you file a workers’ compensation claim, your injury will be classified as either a temporary total disability (TTD), temporary partial disability (TPD), permanent disability (PD), or partial permanent disability (PPD). The benefits you receive will depend on which of these categories your injury fits in.

Temporary Total Disability (TTD) and Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)

TTD benefits are issued to employees who sustain a work-related injury that contributes to a temporary, yet completely incapacitating, disability. A TTD injury will render a worker totally unable to work or perform other tasks, however, the employee will be expected to eventually recover.

A TPD injury classification defines on-the-job injuries that affect some of the hurt employee’s working abilities, but does not completely disrupt their ability to work.

Temporary disability benefits provide injured workers with compensation that is intended to account for wages that are lost during the recovery period. According to California state law, temporary disability compensation is generally calculated at a rate of two-thirds of the injured employee’s wage rate (before taxes). In most cases, temporary disability payments are capped at 104 weeks.

Permanent Disability (PD) and Partial Permanent Disability (PPD)

Permanent disabilities are any injuries that an employee will always have, and completely hinders their ability to work.

Partial permanent disabilities cannot be recovered from either, but the employee is still able to work in some capacity with the injury.

Payments for permanent disabilities are determined based on the severity of the injury.

All workers’ compensation cases are different, and the benefits you receive will depend on the specific details of your claim. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand the circumstances of your case, and the benefits you are entitled to.

For an evaluation of your workers’ compensation case, contact Alvandi Law Group, P.C. for a free consultation with our skilled legal team. Send us a message or call (800) 980-6905 to get started.

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