08-24-2007, 09:16 AM
As has been pointed out by many other posts, every state is different. PA, where I live, is a wage loss state. Settlements are used to resolve future entitlement to wage loss and medical benefits and upon occasion to resolve past due benefits that are in dispute. If you have already received the wage loss benefit, there is no deduction from the settlement for this payment. TTD is used to designate temporary total disability benefit which is paid when you are out of work entirely with no retained earning power. In PA TTD can potentially be received for the injured workers entire life. TPD is used to designate temporary partial disability benefits which is paid when you have returned to work at less then your time of injury average weekly wage, when a judge has found a residual earning power, or when you have undergone an impairment rating evaluation with less then 50% impairment. TPD is capped at 500 weeks. The injured workers remaining entitlement to TTD and TPD is used to calculate a fair settlement value to resolve future entitlement to wage loss benefits.
1171 Wrote:after 100+ posts you should put your location in your profile.