LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Timothy Michl Feeney |

Illinois Workers’ Compensation: Temporary Total Disability Benefits Light Duty and Termination

Temporary total disability benefits can be awarded in situations where an individual is injured in relation to his or her employment. This type of benefit assumes that the individual cannot work for a period of time, as prescribed by his or her treating physician. The benefit may also be awarded if the individual can still do some light duty work, but the employer cannot find them a position to do the prescribed light duty work. The amount of benefit varies for each individual because it is usually about two-thirds of their average salary.

Additional resources provided by the author

820 ILCS 305/1 et seq. (West 2006); Interstate Scaffolding, Inc. v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Com’n, 236 Ill.2d 132, 145 (2010);

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