Written by attorney Claudia Maria Negrette-Gonzalez

What is temporary disability?

There are two types of temporary disability in Florida under workers' comp. The first one is temporary total disability, where your doctor says you can't work in any capacity. In that scenario, you would receive 66 and two-thirds of your salary until the doctor says that you can go back to work or that you can work with certain restrictions and your employer can accommodate your job within those restrictions that the doctor has assigned. The second is temporary partial disability. Temporary partial disability is when the doctor, the workers' comp doctor, has you on restrictions because of your accident, and your employer can not accommodate those restrictions. In that scenario, you would also receive wage benefits. However, they're calculated different from the temporary total disability benefits, and I would benefit that you discuss how much your benefits should be from a workers' comp attorney in order to make sure that you're receiving the right amount of benefits.

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