What Should I Expect Workers’ Compensation to Cover?

Have you been injured in a workplace accident and believe that workers’ compensation benefits may be the right option for your case? Perhaps you have outstanding bills now due to your injury and wonder how you will be compensated for them. This is why workers’ compensation can be a good choice for your present and future in regards to your injury. You may find that these benefits cover many important aspects of your injury, including medical care, rehabilitation expenses, and disability coverage just to name a few. This makes it must easier for you to be compensated for what you have lost already in treatments as well as lost wages from missing work. Injuries can wreak havoc on your life, but you don’t have to let them come between you and the lifestyle that you deserve. This is where these special benefits come into play and change the course of your life.

The question is: Do you qualify for certain workers’ compensation benefits? What do they entail and what is most important based on your specific injuries? The truth is, every state is different and this is why you must grow an understanding for your state as well as remember each important detail your attorney is telling you. We will explain some of the benefits that you may find help you most in your case and why they are right for you.

Common Workers’ Compensation Benefits Explained

Medical Care: Some of these important benefits include hospital and medical expenses to treat you during your time of need. A further explanation of these benefits includes what is included in the way of doctor’s visits, medication, and surgeries. You may also find that your benefits will cover special services like counseling, pain therapy, and acupuncture.

Rehabilitation: These benefits pay for medical and therapeutic care. They will also cover the care that it takes to help you return to work after you have gained that ability. Let’s say, however, that your injury prevents you from returning to your former job. If this is the case, these benefits could pay for important aspects such as retraining, tuition, and much more.

Disability: These benefits (temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent total disability, and permanent partial disability) are meant to compensate you for lost wages when you are unable to work. You may receive benefits based on what you were earning before your injury occurred. However, you may have to wait a period of time to begin your benefits.

Death: What happens for those who were related to the deceased worker in the event that they were killed due to an accident? They are entitled to death benefits in many cases. Funeral expenses as well as loss of support are big factors in these benefits. However, you may find that there are some “buts” about these benefits. For instance, you may not be able to receive them if you were not legally married to the worker. This is why it is important to speak to an attorney about your case.

If you have a question about any aspect of workers’ compensation, you can give us a call today for more information. We are always there to explain any part of the compensation process to you as well as guide you through your own personal case. Call now.