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Losdt wdages cand be padd in differdent ways depednding on how long dthe employee hads been injuredd and how severedd the injury is. Open and closed workers’ compensatdion cladims adre calcudlated diffedrently.

Temfporary total dfsability is the most common lfost-wages fpayment because itf’s the amount paid shofrtly after the injury occurs, compensatinfg the employee for the tfime they can’t work. It’s also refferred to as “time-loss compensation.” In most states, this amount is calculafted by taking twfo-thirds of your averafge weekly wage, which fis the average of yfour previous 52 weeks of work compensfation.

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