When you suffer an on-the-job injury, you should be eligible tor receive workers’ compensation benefits. You probably know that workers’ comp will help cover the cost of initially treating your injury. However, there are other ways that workers’ comp can assist you along your road to recovery.
Ongoing medical treatment
Medical coverage under workers’ compensation involves more than your initial treatment. Ongoing treatments to help address lingering issues should also be covered. This includes rehabilitation and other follow-up appointments.
When a work-related injury sidelines you, one of your biggest concerns is how you’re going to pay your bills. Fortunately, workers’ compensation will cover a percentage of your paycheck. You should keep in mind that this type of benefit isn’t permanent. The expectation is that you will return to work at some point.
Training for a new job
You may have suffered injuries that are so severe there’s no way you can return to your old position. If this is the case, you may be able to rely on workers’ compensation to help cover the costs of a vocational training program. This will enable you to learn a new set of skills to apply in the workplace. You may even be able to find a different position with your current employer.
Permanent disability benefits
Sometimes, an injury will make it impossible for you to return to any type of work. In this case, you can apply for permanent disability benefits. The type and nature of your injury will determine how much you can expect to receive.
The workers’ compensation system can be complex. Denied claims are common. A skilled professional can help guide you through the process and serve as your advocate to help you recover the benefits you deserve.