LEP is payable even if you are unable to find or cannot perform a lighter duty job. However, if you can’t provide a pay stub, the Department or self-insured employer denies LEP. If the Department denies LEP benefits, an appeal to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is sometimes your only recourse. With the assistance of a qualified workers’ compensation attorney, the lower wages you would have earned can be determined, LEP calculated, and payment secured.
If your light duty work comes to an end while your claim is still open, you are entitled to time loss compensation.
There are many variables to the payment of time loss and loss of earning power benefits. Please contact us so we can make certain you are receiving the maximum LEP benefits.