If you’ve recently been injured on the job and are in the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim, you probably have questions about the benefits you’ll receive.
Below is a list of some of the benefits that you may be eligible for. Each workers’ compensation claim is different, so actual benefits will vary from case to case.
Any medical expenses incurred to treat a work-related injury is covered with workers’ compensation. This includes everything from bandages to hospitalization. Here are a few examples of other expenses covered:
- Hospital stays
- Nursing services
Aside from the injury itself, thinking about work that you’ll have to miss because of your injury may have you worried. Thankfully, workers’ compensation covers any work time that your injury prevents you from getting paid for.
You will also be reimbursed for wages missed for attending appointments related to your Workers’ Compensation claim. This could include a Workers’ Compensation Commission hearing or a medical evaluation that your employer requested.
If you are unable to do the work you previously did due to your injury, you may be eligible for vocational benefits that will train you for a new position. You will have assistance in preparing, obtaining and retaining a new position, including resume and interview help and job placement.
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