Temporary Total Disability Law and Legal Definition

Temporary total disability is an injury that does not result in death or permanent disability, but makes the injured person unable to perform regular duties or activities. Such an employee is entitled to benefits until his/her return to work. There is usually a waiting period before benefits begin and it is determined by state.

Following is a state statute that deals with the compensation for temporary total disability:

According to ORC Ann. 4123.56, compensation is provided for the injured worker's loss of earnings while healing from the injury. An injured worker is eligible for temporary total disability if they are not capable of performing the work they were doing when injured, as long as they have not abandoned their employment.