An employee who is injured and out of work because of disability related to a work injury is entitled to workers’ compensation wage loss benefits.
Sometimes when the employer and/or its insurance company begin making these payments they issue and file a document known as a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable.
This document, by itself, does not protect your entitlement to benefits. It is not an admission of liability on the part of the employer or insurance company.
We recommend, therefore, that you always have a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable reviewed by a competent and experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Among other things, a failure to carefully examine a situation involving a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable can lead to a loss of benefits due to missed time limitations applicable to your claim.