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Minnesota: Temporary Total Disability Owed May Not Be Offset by Payments Made Under Short-Term Disability Plan
Posted on 8 Mar 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Payments made to an injured employee under an employer’s short-term disability may not be used to offset amounts owed to the employee for the same period of disability under the employer's self-funded, self-administered, short-term disability... Read More

Ohio: High Court Overrules Prior Decisions; Voluntary Removal from Employment Unrelated to Injury Results in Loss of TTD Benefits
Posted on 4 Oct 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Overruling two of its own decisions, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that where a claimant in a workers’ compensation case voluntarily removes himself from his or her former position of employment for reasons unrelated to the workplace injury, the... Read More

Wyoming: TTD Awarded Beyond Statute’s 4-Year Time Frame
Posted on 6 Apr 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Generally speaking, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 27-14-605(b) and (c) provide that an employee’s right to receive TTD benefits ceases four years after the injury, although the employee may be awarded medical benefits beyond that time period. Where an... Read More

FEHA Settlement Didn’t Preclude TTD Award: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (10/22/2013)
Posted on 22 Oct 2013 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the November 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All... Read More

California: Workers' Comp Case Roundup (2/14/2018)
Posted on 14 Feb 2018 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 83 No. 1 January 2018 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

California Workers’ Comp Temporary Total Disability Maximum to Top $1,100 a Week in 2015
Posted on 30 May 2014 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

California’s State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) climbed just under 2.666% from $1,067.25 to $1,095.70 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, which the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) notes will push the maximum temporary total... Read More

California: Sanity Prevails – Appellate Court Reverses W.C.A.B. Award of TTD Beyond 5 Years From Date of Injury
Posted on 13 Mar 2018 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The 4th District of the Court of Appeals has reversed a puzzling W.C.A.B. decision which had awarded TTD benefits beyond 5 years from the Date of Injury ignoring the plain language of Labor Code 4656(c)(2). In County of San Diego v W.C.A.B. (Pike), the... Read More

Ohio: Termination for Violating Company’s Policy Against Cell Phones in Work Area Results in Denial of Additional TTD Benefits
Posted on 4 Jul 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Where an employee knowingly violated a company rule prohibiting employees from taking cell phones into the work area, her termination for the violation disqualified her from receiving temporary total disability benefits for an earlier, work-related injury... Read More

California: W.C.A.B. Rules on Gap Between TD Ending and PTD Commencing
Posted on 23 May 2014 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The W.C.A.B. has issued an en banc decision addressing one of the consequential issues to the two-year limitation on payment of temporary total disability benefits contained in Labor Code § 4656(c). In Brower v. David Jones Construction , the W.C... Read More

WCRI Study Reveals Causal Connection Between Long-Term Opioid Prescribing and Duration of TTD Benefit Periods
Posted on 23 Mar 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A recent study published by Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) argues that there is indeed a causal relationship between the practice of providing extensive opioid prescriptions to an injured worker and the duration of that workers’... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker Entitled to Additional TTD Benefits Despite Derogatory Conduct
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Temporary Total Disability Benefits, Going and Coming Rule, LHWCA Benefits, and Exclusive Remedy Rule. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker Entitled to Additional TTD Benefits Despite Derogatory Conduct
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Temporary Total Disability Benefits, Going and Coming Rule, LHWCA Benefits, and Exclusive Remedy Rule. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More