What Type of Workers’ Compensation Are You Entitled To?

by | Nov 9, 2023 | Law

Have you suffered a workplace accident, illness, or injury? If so, you might be entitled to one or more of the following types of workers’ compensation benefits:

Coverage of Medical Bills and Related Expenses

The most basic provision of workers’ compensation benefits is the coverage of medical bills and expenses. For most victims, it is one of the most important elements as well, since these expenses can be financially crippling without assistance.

Weekly Compensation for Lost Wages

In many cases, victims of workplace injuries or illnesses go on to receive some type of weekly compensation. The format of this compensation can vary. Some examples of this include:

  • Temporary total disability
  • Permanent total disability
  • Temporary partial disability
  • Permanent partial disability

This breakdown helps insurance providers to determine how long a recipient will need this compensation, and how much they should receive. A person who is totally disabled by their illness or injury will generally receive greater compensation. Someone whose disability is temporary will only receive that compensation for a comparatively short time, rather than indefinitely.

Payment for Services Such as Vocational Rehab

If vocational rehabilitation services are required by the victim of a workplace injury or accident, payment for these services may be provided by workers’ compensation benefits.

Permanent Impairment Benefits

Not every state allows every type of compensation. This is true of permanent impairment benefits. This benefit is awarded to victims of workplace injury or illness that causes lifelong loss of the mobility or use of specific body parts. An example might be the inability to use one’s hand(s), which could cause loss of wages and lower quality of life.

When you are ready to learn more about your rights under the local workers’ compensation laws, speak to a workers’ compensation lawyer in Medford. They can help you determine your eligibility – and what to expect in terms of compensation.

Contact Black, Chapman, Petersen & Stevens for more additional information.

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