The majority of lost-time claims receive temporary disability (TD) benefits at some point. Given their ubiquity, it’s important to develop a thorough understanding of these benefits. This brief is the first in a series on workers compensation temporary disability benefits.
- Average duration of temporary disability benefits increases with age, although the rate of increase slows down after 40.
- The Construction and Utilities sector has the longest average duration of all the economic sectors.
- Among the most common injuries seen in workers compensation, shoulder claims have the longest average duration.
From 2010 to 2013, NCCI published a series of briefs on temporary total disability benefit duration. This 2023 update looks at all (TD) benefits which includes both temporary total disability (TTD) and temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits.
Additional data will also make it possible to monitor trends by accident year.
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