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Benefits Available to Workers

Benefits Available to Workers

If you are injured or became ill at work, you are generally entitled to certain benefits while you are recovering. These benefits include Medical Care, Temporary Disability Payments, Permanent Disability Payments, and Job Displacement Benefits. 

Medical Care: When a Workers’ Compensation claim has been approved, the worker’s medical care will be covered by the employer’s insurance. This medical care may include things such as an ambulance ride or travel expenses, hospital or emergency room visits, medical testing, doctors’ appointments, surgery, physical therapy, chiropractic appointments, medications etc. For the quickest possible recovery, it is important for the worker to get the proper medical treatment as soon as possible.

Temporary Disability Payments: When an injured worker is unable to perform their usual job during their recovery, they may be entitled to Temporary Disability Payments of two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wages. These payments may continue for up to 2 years after the injury.

Permanent Disability Payments: If the worker does not fully recover from their injury, they are deemed to have a permanent disability, and they may be entitled to continued weekly payments based on the level of permanent disability. Depending on the disability, these payments may continue for the rest of the worker’s life.

Job Displacement Benefits: If a worker is unable to return to their job after recovering from the injury, they may be entitled to a $6,000 voucher to be used for educational classes, books, computers, career counseling, and/or re-training.

When injured workers go through the Workers’ Compensation process on their own, they often do not receive the full amount of benefits available to them. This is why it is important to have an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney fighting for you throughout the entire process. At the Law Offices of Dennis A. Dascanio, we have been protecting the rights of injured workers for over 35 years, and we will develop a personalized strategy to help you get the treatment and benefits you deserve.

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