Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits are paid to the injured employee who must lose time from work to recover from a work-related injury or illness. The employee is entitled to collect TTD benefits until able to return to work that is reasonably available to him or her.
The benefit is two-thirds of the employee's average weekly salary, subject to certain limits. This average is based on the employee's wages during the year before the injury or illness. The rate is fixed at the time of injury or illness, and does not change with changes in the employee's salary or the statewide average weekly wage. No compensation is payable for the first three working days, unless the lost time continues for 14 or more calendar days from the date of injury.
TTD benefits will begin once the workers' compensation claim has been approved. TTD benefits are not automatic, and must be requested by the employee.
Please contact the workers' compensation coordinator if you wish to be paid by TTD.Workers' Compensation CoordinatorEIU BenefitsOld Main Room 2020600 Lincoln Ave.Charleston, IL 61920 Phone: 217-581-5825Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the injury/illness involves restricted work activity, the employee needs to contact the workers' compensation coordinator and supervisor immediately and forward all appropriate medical documentation.
Once this has been performed, the workers' compensation coordinator will contact the supervisor to discuss any modifications or restrictions in regards to work activity. If the modifications or restrictions can be accommodated by the supervisor, the employee shall return to work.
If the modifications or restrictions cannot be accommodated, the employee shall be off of work until the modifications or restrictions can be accommodated or a return to work without restrictions is received, whichever occurs first.
Please contact the workers' compensation coordinator if you have restrictions on your work activity as a result of a work related injury.
If the injury/illness involves days away from work, the employee needs to contact the workers' compensation coordinator and supervisor immediately and forward all appropriate medical documentation.
If the injury/illness requires the employee to be off of work for more than 14 days, a leave of absence form will need to be completed as well as the appropriate workers' compensation forms. The workers' compensation coordinator can assist the employee with this information and any questions.
Please contact the workers' compensation coordinator if your injury/illness involves days away from work.