Attorney George Sink, Sr.:
The amount of weekly compensation benefits, that's temporary total disability (or TTD), is calculated by considering a number of things, your average weekly wage, how long you've been on the job, [and] how many jobs you have. There's a maximum weekly amount, and this figure changes on January 1st of each year, based on the statewide average weekly wage.
The maximum weekly amount in 2007, for example, was $645.94. It increased to $661.29 in 2008. With the exception of cases involving serious head injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, weekly benefits, are limited to a maximum of 500 weeks of payments in South Carolina.
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