Officially the weekly checks are called Temporary Total Disability or TTD. We often have to fight hard to get the employer to pay this benefit. We believe the insurance company tries to starve you out and force you back to work too early.
Two Thirds of Gross: Your weekly check is based upon 2/3 of your gross wages averaged from the last 13 weeks befor the injury. There is a cap on this weekly amount so high wage earners usually get less than an actual 2/3 of their gross.
How Long; You only get weekly checks if an authorized workers' comp doctor states that you are totally disabled on a temporary or permanent basis. Once a doctor releases an individual back to full duty workk the checks stop. IIf an individual is released to limited duty or with restrictions they may get a form of the weekly check depending on several factors.