At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Richmond time loss compensation attorneys are strong, experienced advocates for injured workers and their families. We are ready to take action to help you recover the maximum available time loss benefits. If you have questions or concerns about time loss compensation and your rights, our legal team will get you answers. For a completely private claim evaluation with a Virginia workers’ comp attorney, please reach out to our Richmond law office today
Virginia Workers’ Comp Laws: Time Loss Compensation
Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, employees are entitled to no-fault work injury insurance coverage. If you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to time loss compensation. Also commonly called wage loss compensation, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC) officially calls time loss compensation temporary total disability (TTD) benefits.
In Virginia, time loss/wage loss compensation is calculated based on an employee’s Average Weekly Wage (AWW) which is your gross earnings for the 52 weeks prior to the accident. Overtime and bonuses are included. Put another way, the VWC will determine your benefits based on your ordinary earnings. TTD benefits are paid at two-thirds of a workers’ Average Weekly Wage. Benefits can be paid out until a worker is medically cleared to return to the job—subject to a maximum duration of 500 weeks.
Notably, Virginia law states that time loss benefits only kick in after seven days. To recover workers’ comp benefits for lost wages, you must have medical evidence that supports that you cannot work for at least one week. If your injury, illness, or impairment keeps you out of work for more than 21 days, you can seek reimbursement for the initial seven days of lost wages.
Injured Workers Can Trust Richmond Workers’ Comp Attorney Michele Lewane
Calculating and recovering time loss compensation is complicated. With more than thirty years experience helping people navigate workers’ comp claims, Michele Lewane has the skills and knowledge that you can rely on. When you call our Richmond law office, you will consult directly with a Virginia time loss compensation attorney who will:
- Conduct a comprehensive review of your workers’ comp case;
- Explain your right to time loss compensation;
- Gather all of the documents and paperwork to bring a claim; and
- Take all necessary legal steps to protect your rights and maximize your benefits.
One of the things that separates us from other workers’ comp law firms is our passion and commitment to educate. We want to make sure you know as much as possible about your rights and options. To learn more about time loss benefits, please do not hesitate to request your no-cost, no strings attached copy of our e-book: The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.
Contact Our Richmond Time Loss Compensation Attorneys Today
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, we have the skills, knowledge, and experience to help you or your loved one maximize your time loss benefits. If you need help with a wage loss claim, our attorney is ready to get started. Contact us today at (804) 755-7755 for a confidential review of your case. With a legal office in Richmond, we represent injured workers throughout the region, including in Short Pump, Mechanicville, Glen Allen, and Petersburg.