You’re probably aware that workers’ compensation will help cover the costs of medical treatment after you’ve suffered an injury in the workplace. However, workers’ comp benefits are not limited to medical expenses. There are other ways that workers’ compensation can provide you with the help you need to begin moving forward with your life.
Continued medical treatment
Workers’ comp does more than cover the cost of your initial medical treatment. If your injury results in ongoing issues, workers’ compensation should address those expenses as well. This may include rehabilitation and any necessary follow-up visits.
For many workers, their injury is less of a concern than how they’re expected to make ends meet while they’re out of work. The good news is workers’ compensation will pay you a percentage of your normal wages. Bear in mind that this benefit will not last forever. It’s expected that you will be able to return to a job at some point in the future.
Your injuries may be so severe that there’s simply no way you will physically be able to return to your old job. Workers’ compensation can help pay for job rehabilitation services. This may include providing you with help polishing or job resume or vocational training.
Benefits for permanent disabilities
Your injuries may make it impossible to perform any type of work. If this is the case, you may be eligible to recover permanent disability benefits. The amount you can expect to receive will depend on the nature and severity of your injury.
Get the full benefits you need and deserve
It’s important to understand all of the benefits you may be eligible to receive through workers’ compensation. A skilled legal professional can help explore all available options and guide you through the process, one step at a time.