Often times, our attorneys are asked broad questions as they pertain to the workers' compensation field. Why not share this insight with everyone?
"Do I have to pay TTD for medical appointments when the employee is working?"
Scott M. Tilley, Esq.:
"The short answer is, no. The answer has to do with wage loss. See, TTD is paid as wage loss. If an applicant has returned to work as MMI or because you are accommodating work restrictions, there is no wage loss. If you need some case law to back up this position, then see Ward v. WCAB (69 CCC 1179) (a copy can be found at our web site). The bottom line is an applicant is not entitled to TTD for medical appointments if they have returned to work. "