Parker, CO asked in Workers' Compensation for Colorado

Q: I am entitled to temporary partial disability?

Thank you Julie,

I am not working less hours. I was working as an auto technician and tore my rotator cuff. My restrictions are that I can not use that arm. I am awaiting surgery that is supposed to be scheduled. My employer is using me in a different position so that I do not have to use that arm. The pay is less per hour but I am working the same amount of hours. Would I be entitled to temporary partial disability benefits?

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Julie Swanberg
Julie Swanberg
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Given that scenario, yes, you would be entitled to two thirds of the difference between your wages just before your injury and your wages now. Again, the 3-day waiting period (as it's called) applies.

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