FAQ - Workers' Compensation

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What is Workers' compensation?

Workers Compensation is designed to provide an injured worker medical treatment and care; as well as disability benefits, to someone who is injured as a direct result of an on the job accident, injury, or occupational disease or exposure.

Who is eligible for workers compensation benefits?

Workers Compensation is designed to provide an injured worker medical treatment and care; as well as disability benefits, to someone who is injured as a direct result of an on the job accident, injury, or occupational disease or exposure.

What kind of benefits will I receive?

our employer is obligated to pay three types of benefits: Medical Benefits for the treatment and care of the work-related injury. Temporary disability, for the period of time you are unable to work while undergoing active medical treatment. Permanent disability,representing the permanent loss of use of the injured part of the body or system.

How do I know if I’m eligible?

Talk to an attorney to find out if your injuries entitle you to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Many times, workers do not know that their injuries might entitle them to obtain benefits, especially if the injury is the result of an occupational disease, exposure, or repetitive motion injury.

Bottom line-how much will I get?

While you are unable to work because you are receiving medical treatment, you should receive an amount equal to 70% of your average weekly wages, up to a maximum weekly amount that increases each year. Your employer will also pay for all medical treatment, so long as you go to their authorized doctor. Once you have finished treatment, you will receive permanent disability benefits depending on your injuries, and the year you were injured. You should talk to your attorney about each of these benefits to obtain additional information.