Temporary Total Disability: A person is considered to be classified to have a temporary total disability when they were injured and cannot work, but will return. Benefits will last as long as you remain totally disabled.
Partial Disability: A person is considered partially disabled when he or she is unable to perform his or her regular job duties due to a work injury, but still is capable of performing light duty work. It does not matter whether or not the employer actually has these various other types of work available. Benefits for partial disability may last up to 6 years, after which they will only continue in special circumstances.
Permanent Total Disability: A person is considered totally disabled when he or she can neither perform his or her regular job duties or any other type of light duty work. A person considered to be totally disabled is also considered to have a total loss of earning capacity. You would be eligible to receive weekly benefits for life. You may also be eligible to receive Social Security benefits as well.
An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can advise you further if you are eligible for workers’ compensation weekly benefits.