CA workers’ compensation TTD rates increase January 1

The minimum and maximum temporary total disability (“TTD”) rates for work-injury claims will increase on January 1, 2014 as a result of the rise in California's statewide average weekly wage.

The TTD benefit is two-thirds of the injured worker's salary, with a minimum and a maximum amount. Beginning on January 1, 2014, the minimum TTD rate will increase to $161.19 a week, and the maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,074.64.

TTD is a benefit designed to compensate a worker while she is unable to work due to a work-related injury and while she is under active medical treatment.

The amount and duration of the benefit varies depending on the date of injury and the worker’s pre-injury earnings, although the law remains the same in that an injured worker is only entitled to up to 104 weeks (two years) of TTD within a five-year period subsequent to the date of injury.

If you, or the Union members you represent, need the help of an experienced, knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation lawyer, please contact your labor law counsel for a referral.

By Lisl Duncan | December 18, 2013

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