When a Maryland employee is injured at the workplace, there are different types of benefits they may recover. To learn more about the different types of benefits available to workers in Maryland, continue reading.
What are the different types of benefits in Maryland?
Temporary Total Disability Benefits: This type of benefit is provided during the healing period when an employee has sustained an injury or illness that prevents them from returning to work at all. If this period of disability is 14 days or less, the benefit payments may not be allowed for the first three days except for hospital payments, nursing or other medical services, medicine, or funeral expenses. Compensation is allowed for the date of disability if the period lasts more than 14 days.
Temporary Partial Disability: This type of benefit is available to an injured employee who is in the process of recovery and is not totally disabled. These benefit payments are intended for temporary use and are applied when the employee can only perform part-time or limited duties at a reduced income level.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits: Permanent total disability benefits are used when an accident results in an employee’s permanent, total disability. For example, this may occur if both arms, feet, legs, hands, or a combination of the previous are totally disabled.
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits: This type of benefit included injuries that do not leave a worker permanently disabled but result in some permanent impairment. Individuals may receive a minimum weekly compensation for $50 unless their wage was less than that. In this case, individuals can receive compensation that equals their average weekly wage.
Medical/Hospitalization Benefits: Individuals who are injured in an accident may be provided compensation for the following medical necessities:
- Medical or surgical treatment
- Hospital and nursing services
- Crutches or other apparatus
- Prosthetic appliances
Wage Reimbursement Benefits: The injured employee may recover compensation for lost wages due to time spent out of work for medical treatment or injury-related examinations
Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits: Disabled employees are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services including the following:
- Vocational assessment
- Vocational evaluation
- Job development
- Job placement
- Vocational counseling
- Vocational rehabilitation plan development
- Vocational rehabilitation plan monitoring
- Vocational rehabilitation training
If you have been injured on the job and require assistance from our workers’ compensation pharmacy for injured workers, give our team a call today.
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