Recovering Workers’ Compensation Benefits
It is important to realize that the workers’ compensation system is designed to cover all medical expenses related to an injury, including bills as well as mileage to and from all medical appointments. Additionally, they are designed to compensate for lost wages.
Specifically, benefits are to cover two-thirds of the average weekly wage, tax free. In the event of a permanent disability, an injured worker may be able to pursue partial or total disability compensation or a cash settlement.
Strictly speaking, injury benefits are to cover:
- Physical therapies
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Reconstructive treatments
- Lost wages
- Temporary and permanent disability benefits (if applicable)
It is important to realize that none of this includes compensation related to potential third-party claims or Social Security Disability benefits. Additionally, this is a very high-level overview of the process. If you are seeking to pursue a workers’ compensation claim or have been denied already, it is extremely important to get in touch with a lawyer who can help guide you through the process and maximize the benefits to which you are entitled.
Because we at Ballard Law Firm have worked on workers’ compensation insurance issues for more than 20 years, there is no case for which we are not prepared. We will work directly with you and reach out to experts as necessary to build the strongest case to maximize your benefits and potential compensation. We encourage you to get in touch.