Section 287.170 RSMo. requires employers to pay employees 2/3 of their average weekly wage, up to a maximum of 105% of the state’s average weekly wage. Temporary total disability (TTD) or temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits shall be paid while an employee is off work throughout the rehabilitative process.
Two interesting additions to the statute include the following:
An employee is disqualified from receiving temporary total disability during any period of time in which the claimant applies and receives unemployment compensation.
If the employee is terminated from post-injury employment based upon the employee's post-injury misconduct, neither temporary total disability nor temporary partial disability benefits are payable. "Post-injury misconduct" shall not include absence from the workplace due to an injury unless the employee is capable of working with restrictions, as certified by a physician.