What is Indemnity in Workers' Comp?
In car accidents and in negligent events, there is a specific type of lawsuit that is appropriate to file for. Though, this is not the same for employee-employer relationships, the only legal action they could take is to file for a workers' compensation.
Workers' compensation is a specific type of insurance, unlike personal injury claims. workers' comp does require employees to relinquish their rights to sue his/her employer for the offense of negligence in exchange of insurance which includes coverage of wage replacement and medical benefits from the injury sustained while working and these benefits extend up to five years. Workers' compensation has different conditions and specifications which includes the term indemnity.
Indemity is called for the monetary compensation that an injured employee gets for lost wages, to put it simply, it replaces the lost wage of an employee he/she could make when is working rather than recuperating because of the work-related injury or illness sustenance.
Different forms of Indemnity Benefits
There are common types of indemnity benefits that varies and classified according to damage sustained by the employee, here are some of them:
Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
This is the most common indemnity benefit, the amount is calculated by two-thirds multiplied by employee's average weekly wage (AWW) while some jurisdictions use 75% to 80% of employee's net pay deducted by income taxes to compute AWW.
Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)
TPD is paid when the patient employee reaches maximum medical improvement or MMI, a condition where one can function properly and up for work tasks on full time duration. Few jurisdictions place limit on the number of weeks for an employee to cllect TPD. The only qualified person who can assess MMI is a physician who attends to his care.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
This type of imdemnity benefit is charged or depends on the set amount, percentage of body part, or percentage of the whole body, which scales on the amount of permanent disablity the employee has sustained and possibly suffer due to the injury which is determined by a qualified physician.
Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
If the physician in charge of the patient employee's care determines that the person is unable to return to work because of the injuries he sustained while in line of work, the employee is eligible for PTD benefits. PTD is automatically given when the employee is apparent 100% disabled on the note.
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