What are Workers’ Compensation Benefits? | What to Know

If you have been injured on the job, there is a good chance that you will be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. But many people wonder what these benefits actually entail. Read on to learn more.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Depending on the situation, some of the potential benefits you may receive include:

  • Temporary Total Disability Benefits
    • This is available to employees during the “healing period.” If the employee becomes disabled to the point that they cannot return to work at all, they may be able to receive temporary total disability benefits.
  • Temporary Partial Disability
    • This is payable to an injured employee that is not completely disabled but still recovering. The payments are temporary and applied when the individual can perform limited or part-time duties at a reduced income level.
  • Permanent Total Disability Benefits
    • These benefits are payable in the event that an employee sustains a permanent, total disability. This may happen if both arms, eyes, feet, hands, legs, or a combination of the previous are totally disabled.
  • Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
    • If the injuries do not leave a worker permanently disabled but result in some permanent impairment, they may receive these benefits. This is a weekly compensation that can vary depending on the individual’s average weekly wage.
  • Medical/Hospitalization Benefits
    • The injured employee may receive compensation for any medical necessities, including the following:
      • Medical or surgical treatment
      • Hospital and nursing services
      • Medicine
      • Crutches or other apparatus
      • Prosthetic appliances
  • Wage Reimbursement Benefits
    • The Workers’ Compensation Act allows an injured employee to recover compensation for lost wages as a result of time spent out of work for examinations or medical treatment related to the injury or illness.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
    • Disabled employees may receive vocational rehabilitation services including the following:
      • Vocational assessment
      • Vocational evaluation
      • Vocational counseling
      • Vocational rehabilitation plan development
      • Vocational rehabilitation plan monitoring
      • Vocational rehabilitation training
      • Job development
      • Job placement

If you have been injured at work, our firm is here to help. We are here to advocate for you and fight to recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact AllianceMeds

If you have become the victim of an on-the-job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today