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Idaho Injured Employee Workers Compensation Benefits

Important workers compensation benefit information for injured Idaho employees

Idaho Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • An Idaho employer's workers' compensation insurance company pays for "reasonable and necessary" medical care to treat of an injured workers job-related injury or disease. Such care usually includes, but is not limited to, payment for emergency medical care, doctor bills, x-rays, medications, hospitalization, crutches, and some travel expenses required for medical care.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Idaho -

  • The injured worker can choose their physician if the employer has not designated a treating physician. Under emergency conditions the injured Idahoe workers may seek the most available medical treatment, even when another physician has been designated.

Idaho Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • Basic Compensation is 67 percent of the injured workers average weekly wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $286.20 or 45% of State Average Weekly Wage of 636 for 2009.
    • Maximum weekly payment is $572.40 or 90% State Average Weekly Wage of 636 for 2009.
    • Above is paid for 52 weeks. After 52 weeks compensation drops to $381.60 or 60% or the State Average Weekly Wage. Payments are made for the entire time of disability.
    • Note:
      • Workers do not receive income benefits for the first 5 days off work due to an injury, unless the injury requires overnight hospitalization or the time loss exceeds 14 days. There is no waiting period for eligibility for medical benefits.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • Basic Compensation is 67 percent of the injured workers average weekly wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $286.20 or 45% of State Average Weekly Wage of 636 for 2009.
    • Maximum weekly payment is $572.40 or 90% State Average Weekly Wage of 636 for 2009.
    • Above is paid for 52 weeks. After 52 weeks compensation drops to $381.60 or 60% or the State Average Weekly Wage. Payments are made for the entire time of disability.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • Basic Compensation is 67 percent of the injured workers average weekly wage.
    • No Minimum weekly payment.
    • Maximum weekly payment is $349.80 or 55% State Average Weekly Wage of 636 for 2009.
    • Non-scheduled injuries are paid for a maximum of 500 weeks.
    • Maximum payment is $169,950.


Idaho Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • Weekly benefit due surviving spouse at 45% AWSW, not to exceed 500 weeks.
  • If spouse remarries, he/she is due a lump sum in an amount equal to the lesser of 100 weeks or the total benefit for the balance of the 500 week period at 45% of the current AWSW.
  • Weekly benefit due surviving dependent spouse, if there are dependent children: an additional 5% AWSW per child (to age 18).
  • If no dependent surviving spouse, but child(ren): 30% AWSW for 1 child and 10% AWSW for each additional child to and including a total of 3 additional children - Not to exceed 60% total benefit.


Idaho Workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • Attorney fees for Idaho injured workers are limited to 25% for nonlitigated cases, and 30% for litigated cases.

More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

http://www.iic.idaho.gov/employees/employees.htm#benefits



Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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