After a work injury, you might recover well enough to return to work but not at the same level of performance before your injury. If you return to work after your injury with certain physical restrictions and earn less than you did on the date of your injury, you are entitled to Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits in Minnesota.
Under Minnesota workers’ comp laws, you can file a claim for TPD benefits if:
With certain exceptions, you can receive up to 225 weeks of TPD benefits. There is no guarantee of 225 weeks of benefits, as the benefits may end for a number of reasons. Your Minnesota workers’ comp lawyer can tell you what circumstances warrant a termination of TPD benefits.
TPD benefits are just one example of the benefits available to you under Minnesota law. You might qualify for Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits and Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits as well.
We know that workers’ compensation laws can seem confusing. You might have heard different things from co-workers, family, and your employer about how the system works. However, sitting down and discussing your situation with a skilled workers’ comp attorney is the best thing you can do.
At Heimerl & Lammers, one of our lawyers would be happy to discuss your injury claim with you free of charge. We will assess your situation and map out a plan to maximize your claim under Minnesota law. Call us in Minneapolis or Saint Paul at (612) 294-2200 or (651) 777-1811. You can fill out the contact form on this site as well.