Under Nebraska Workers’ Compensation you are entitled to receive 66% of your average weekly wage if you miss work due to temporary total work restrictions.
Sometimes your doctor will not allow you to work at all which would entitle you to temporary total disability benefits (aka TTD benefits). Other times you might have restrictions that allow for light duty or modified duty such as restricted hours. This scenario would qualify you for temporary partial disability benefits (aka TPD benefits) which would make up 66% of the difference for the time you miss from work. Rates are paid at 66% of your average weekly wage (subject to maximum rates).
Every year the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court administrator sets the new maximum average weekly wage. The maximum benefit is set at 100% of the state average weekly wage. The new maximum rate for 2014 is $747.00. The minimum rate is $49.00.
Nebraska maximum weekly benefit rates are based upon the date of injury as set forth below.
Injury occurring through | Maximum weekly rate:
1/1/14 through 12/31/14 – $747.00
1/1/13 through 12/31/13 – $728.00
1/1/12 through 12/31/12 – $710.00
1/1/11 through 12/31/11 – $698.00
1/1/10 through 12/31/10 – $691.00
1/1/09 through 12/31/09 – $671.00
1/1/08 through 12/31/08 – $644.00
1/1/07 through 12/31/07 – $617.00
1/1/06 through 12/31/06 – $600.00
Once again it is important to determine your proper average weekly wage in order to determine your proper weekly rate.