Once you know when to contact a workers’ comp lawyer, you’ll need to start learning about the different benefits to which you are entitled. Although every claim is different, there are five benefits that are commonly received by those who are hurt on the job. Here’s a brief overview from Burnette & Payne.
- Payment of medical bills – At the very least, your employer should cover medical bills that are connected to your work injury. However, there may be some monetary limits on certain types of care. This may apply to follow-up care like visits to a physical therapist or chiropractor.
- Compensation for lost income – Did your injury cause you to miss work? Did you lose wages as a result? Monetary benefits may be available to replace some of your lost income.
- Permanent disability benefits – If you’ve suffered injuries that won’t get better, you may qualify for permanent disability benefits.
- Retraining benefits – If you can no longer do your job because of your injuries, workers’ compensation may pay for you to be retrained for other work.
- Death benefits – Unfortunately, workplace accidents can sometimes be fatal. If your loved one was fatally injured on the job, the survivors may be entitled to benefits. Our attorneys are here to help you through this difficult and emotional area of the law.
Should you need to get in contact with a workers’ comp lawyer, call our office. See how Burnette & Payne Attorneys can help you obtain these benefits.