What is a Modification of Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Understanding a Modification of Workers’ Comp Benefits
A Modification of Workers’ Compensation Benefits is when the Workers’ Compensation Carrier will modify or adjust your wage loss benefits based on your ability to return to work based on an offer of return to work, usually in a light or sedentary capacity, as a result of an IME report or your own Dr. indicating your ability to work.
Usually when you return to light work, you may be earning less that your previous position. This is when the workers’ compensation carrier will adjust or modify your wage loss benefits according to your new pay. This is referred to as Temporary Partial Disability benefits (TPD).
This can get complicated and is also a good time to contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney if you have not already done so to ensure you a receiving the proper pay.
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