Menu free initial consultations
Sousa & Minogue, LLC

800-807-2893 Hablamos español

The Experience You Need To Achieve The Successful Case Results You Deserve.

Hurt on the job? These 3 workers' compensation benefits help

As someone who enjoys your work, the last thing you expected was to suffer an injury. You've excelled in your field and know what to do to stay safe, but you could never have expected your coworker to make an error that would result in your injury.

Fortunately, there is workers' compensation for people in your situation. With this coverage, you receive many different benefits that can help you get back to work after you get the medical care you need.

1. Medical coverage

When you get hurt on the job, the first thing you should do is seek medical help. Workers' compensation provides coverage for your first visit and subsequent visits. It's a good idea to speak to your provider about who you can see. You should be allowed to see your preferred doctor or a doctor from a list provided by the company for subsequent visits.

2. Wage replacement

When you miss work, you go without wages unless you have paid sick time or paid time off. Fortunately, workers' compensation does provide wage replacement after you've missed a certain amount of work. Temporary Total Disability provides you with 75 percent of your wage after taxes and Social Security. You can receive Temporary Partial Disability if you perform a new job but make less than you would have. The difference paid to you is 75 percent of the difference between what you could be earning and what you are earning today. Permanent total disability is paid based on the injury and your physician's determination of how much of the injured body part or body parts have been disabled.

3. Job training

Another benefit provided by workers' compensation is training for a new job. Workers' compensation does provide vocational rehabilitation and retraining for those who are hurt or become ill because of their jobs. Those who receive this benefit often cannot return to their previous work and need to receive new training for appropriate jobs.

If you've been hurt on the job and need to receive training, compensation and other benefits, your attorney can help. Workers' compensation is there to protect you, and you deserve to have your claim approved.

Source: Nov. 30, -0001

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

take the first step - request a free consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Get In Touch

Sousa & Minogue, LLC
375 Bridgeport Avenue Suite 9
Shelton, CT 06484

Toll Free: 800-807-2893
Shelton Law Office Map