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Definition of Temporary Partial Disability Tpd

Temporary partial disability, TPD, is defined as a circumstance of a short period of time in which a person is not available, temporarily, to perform their usual duties and will fully recover from. In other words, temporary partial disability is a short term circumstance where a person is not able to carry out their usual duties, to the usual extent. However, they are predicted to completely recover. For workers' compensation, temporary partial disability refers to a worker who has a work-related injury or illness that temporarily prevents them from doing their job. However, it does not mean that they cannot do some other kind of work that is in keeping with their work restrictions resulting from their injury or illness.

In determining the compensation benefits that an injured worker will receive when they have a temporary partial disability, the amount will vary from state to state. However, in most states, an injured worker will receive two-thirds of the difference between what their weekly wage normally was in their job before their injury and the wage they are receiving for their light duty or alternative job. For example, if a worker's normal average weekly wage was $600, and their average weekly wage on their light duty job is $400, they will probably get two-thirds of $200, $133.33, which is the difference between their regular job and their light duty job.

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