Payments for Lost Wages (Temporary Total Disability or TTD)
The second benefit available to a worker injured at work in Missouri is payment for lost salary or wages for the time that he or she is unable to work because of the injury (i.e., Lost Wages Because of a Work Injury).
For time off of work for an injury, you as an injured employee are able to receive what the law calls payment for your Temporary Total Disability (TTD) for such time that you are not able to work. The weekly amount payable is typically based on your average weekly wage for the 13 weeks leading up to the day you were hurt. This amount is typically 2/3 of the your average weekly wage over those 13 weeks leading up to the injury, up to the statutory weekly limit. These disability payments for lost wages are not taxable. The idea is that you get more or less what you would have gotten after taxes.
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