Temporary total disabilities can be more than stressful for the disabled person involved, especially if the person’s profession is with an hourly rate. Suffering from an injury that renders you temporarily but totally disabled is terribly inconvenient for all involved and if whatever caused the disability is work-related, you are more than entitled into applying for temporary total disabilities benefits.
What is a temporary total disability? Well, it’s all in the name really. This simply means that for a determined amount of time, you not able to perform your professional duties at all. You may have broken a bone or have been paralyzed for a little while, or maybe some other condition entirely. The word ‘temporary’ implies, however, that you will eventually recover and will be able to return to your duties.
A sick leave can be taken, wherein you are given a few paid days when you are allowed to take it easy and rest for a while before returning to work. There are some instances, however, when a few days will not cover the kind of recuperation that your body requires and the disability will need weeks or even months or years before the person suffering can return to his or her regular, day-to-day life.
The process with which to acquire these benefits is sometimes already taken care of by the employers in question since, according to the website of Hankey Law Office P.C., disabilities and personal injury situations are covered by insurance policy upon employment. Thus, these issues can often be dealt with.
However, this is not always the case and these procedures can be quite tiring and complicated. A person already suffering disability is already susceptible to discomfort of the highest degree as well as distress from being unable to do anything about the injury. Acquiring the expert help of legal professionals could save a lot of time and effort that could be better spent on getting better instead.