Workers’ compensation benefits are vital to help injured workers and workers suffering from a workplace illness through the challenges they face. It is essential for injured workers to be familiar with the different types of workers’ compensation benefits and how to obtain them when needed.
Medical benefits may be available to injured workers to pay for the medical treatment and care they need to treat their workplace injury or illness.
Wage and disability benefits
Disability benefits may be available to injured workers based on temporary disability or permanent disability. In general, wage replacement benefits are available to injured workers unable to work because of the injury they have suffered. If the injured worker is temporarily unable to work because of a workplace injury, temporary disability benefits may be available to them. If the injured worker has suffered a permanent injury in the workplace, permanent disability benefits may be available to them.
Vocational rehabilitation benefits may be available to injured workers who are unable to return to their job because of the workplace injury they suffered leaving them in need of job re-training.
Death benefits may be available to surviving family members of loved ones killed in a fatal workplace accident or died because of an occupational illness.
Workers’ compensation protections are critical for many injured workers and their families that may be hurting and unable to earn a living all at once. Injured workers and their loved ones need to be familiar with workers’ compensation protections available to them.