If you are injured on the job in Wisconsin, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits include payments that help supplement the money that you are missing out on from your job. This may also include coverage of medical treatment and rehabilitation, depending on your situation.
To receive workers’ compensation benefits, you need to have reported your injury or illness to your employer within the first 30 days after the injury or illness occurred. For injuries or illnesses that are less obvious in terms of the exact date of onset, the law gets a little fuzzier, as you are to report to injury or illness when you should have known that it was related to your job.
How Much Are Workers’ Comp Amounts in Wisconsin in 2022?
As for what can be expected for payment amounts should you become injured on the job, it depends on the level of disability you are found to have. The disability typically falls into four categories:
- Temporary Total Disability
- Temporary Partial Disability
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Permanent Total Disability
Temporary Total Disability Payment Amounts
If you are found to have temporary total disability (TTD), it means you are unable to perform any type of work while recovering, or you could return, but the actual work you do will need to be modified.
The current amount for TTD benefits, expected to transfer to 2022, is a maximum of $1,051 per week. This is calculated as 110% of the Wisconsin weekly wage average.
Temporary Partial Disability Payment Amounts
If you are found to have temporary partial disability (TPD), it means that you are able to return to work, but you will not be able to earn as much as you did prior to the injury. In this case, the payments are essentially to supplement the money that you are no longer able to make, even though you are able to earn something.
TPD benefits are calculated as two-thirds of the difference between your wage prior to the injury and your way after your injury, assuming the second amount is lower. If you previously earned $1,000 but now earn $700, your benefit amount would be $200 per week.
Permanent Partial Disability Payment Amounts
It may be determined that you have a permanent disability, but you are still able to do some kind of work to earn a living. This is essentially what permanent partial disability (PPD) is, and you will receive an impairment rating, expressed as a percentage.
The amount of money you could receive uses the same two-thirds rating as TPD, but the maximum amount you are able to receive is lower. Currently, and expected for 2022, the PPD amount in Wisconsin reaches a maximum of $362 per week.
Permanent Total Disability Payment Amounts
If you are unable to perform any type of work, and your condition will likely cause that to be the case permanently, you will be entitled to permanent total disability (PTD) payments. Common injuries that earn PTD designation include loss of sight, limbs, and other extreme conditions that make it impossible to do work as you did before.
The amount you can receive for permanent total disability is equal to temporary total disability but on a permanent scale. Again, this is calculated as 110% of the Wisconsin weekly wage average.
A Trusted Workers’ Comp Attorney in Wisconsin
As is the case with disability benefits, having an attorney on your side when looking to secure workers’ compensations benefits can make a big difference. The professionals at Tabak Law have a rich history in helping the residents of hometown Milwaukee and Wisconsin receive the benefits they deserve.
No one wants to be out of work. But if you find yourself dealing with an injury and unable to work your regular job, let the attorneys at Tabak Law help you in securing benefits. People all over Wisconsin are using Tabak for the Payback when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits.