If you've been injured on the job or become ill through your work, you are typically qualified to receive a number of benefits through your employer's workers' compensation insurance.
Besides medical treatment, after a workplace injury you may receive temporary total disability payments of up to two-thirds of your average weekly wage after missing a certain amount of work, depending on what state you're in.
You should be able to receive additional payments if you have a permanent impairment (such as loss of a finger) or can't return to work.
If the injury results in death, benefits are paid to your surviving dependents. The amount of these benefits can vary greatly state by state. So if you're a dependent family member of someone who was killed on the job, you might be entitled to death benefits through workers' compensation to cover funeral expenses or even more long-term losses.
Workers' comp benefits can include things such as medical care, rehabilitation expenses, and disability coverage to compensate you for lost wages.
In cases of disability, there are typically several different classifications of disability that you may fall under. Speak to a lawyer experienced in handling worker’s comp cases if you’re unsure, or are considering filing a claim.
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