I am going to be off work for at least two months. How much workers’ compensation will I get?
A Kentucky worker gets two-thirds of their average weekly wage while unable to work. This is usually referred to as Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD). Those who work on an hourly wage may receive overtime.
A worker must be off work for at least seven days before TTD benefits kick in. If they are off work for at least 14 days, TTD benefits are paid from the first day off work.
The average weekly wage is calculated according to the Kentucky Revised Statute. If a worker is paid on an hourly basis, salary for one-year period prior to the injury plus overtime, are considered.
Please note that there is a limit on the weekly amount that may be received for TTD. This amount changes yearly. It is best to discuss with a workers’ compensation attorney at Hessig & Pohl to learn more.
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