Written by attorney Claudia Maria Negrette-Gonzalez

What is total disability?

There are two types of total disability. The first one is temporary total disability, where you're seeing your worker's comp doctor after a work accident and he says you can't work in any capacity while you're treating with him. In that scenario, you would get 66 2/3 of your pre-accident salary while you're recovering from your injuries.

The second type is permanent total disability, and that's where you're telling the worker's comp system that because of this accident, you cannot work within a 50-mile radius of your home with the permanent restrictions that you have assigned to you be the worker's comp doctor. In that scenario, you would also get 66 2/3 of your salary up until the age of 75.

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