How are injured worker’s temporary total disability benefits calculated?

If you are injured in a workplace accident you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits may include temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent partial disability, and permanent total disability. Temporary and permanent disability compensation is based on your compensation rate. Compensation rates…

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Will workers’ compensation pay for burial expenses?

Utah Code §34A-2-418 requires the employer or insurance carrier to pay burial expenses. When a loved one dies because of an industrial accident the employer or insurance carrier must pay $9,000.00 of burial expenses. The administrative law rules allow for increases but the amount does…

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Several scripture passages outline the basic principles of employers caring for their employees. These principles led to basic workers’ compensation schemes that have evolved into the complex insurance systems we have today. Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream and communicated the wisdom of storing up part of…

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pirates and workers' compensation

Pirates and Workers’ Compensation

Pirates and Workers’ Compensation Being a pirate is a hazardous occupation with extreme weather, hand-to-hand combat, sea voyages, injuries from falls, heavy lifting, and long hours. In the 1700s, Captain Morgan created a workers’ compensation system in the pirate code which allows for “recompense and…

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Permanent Partial Disability Utah

Permanent Partial Disability Explained

Permanent Partial Disability Explained Utah allows for compensation to injured workers that sustain a permanent injury. Permanent partial disability is computed after the injury has recovered or has been rehabilitated as much as possible. This is normally after an injured worker has received all possible…

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Temporary Total Disability Utah

What Does Temporary Total Disability Mean?

What Does Temporary Total Disability Mean? Injured workers have the right to compensation when they are temporarily disabled from a workplace accident or injury.  Temporary total disability (TTD) has been defined by the Utah Supreme Court. In Entwistle Co. v. Wilkins, the Supreme Court held…

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