Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Nov 02, 2016 in Workers' Compensation News
Injuries in the workplace can be costly not only to your health, but also to your bank account. That is why workers’ compensation was created: to offset the cost of rehabilitation, medical care and disability coverage after being injured at work.
If you were injured at your workplace, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Dependent family members may also be entitled to benefits if you lost a loved one in a workplace accident.
Because each state has its own regulations regarding workers’ compensation benefits, the rules can be complex. Here are various forms of workers’ compensation that may exist in your state to provide you with aid after an injury:
Disability benefits were created to provide assistance if you cannot work due to a disabling injury. There are four categories of disabilities covered by workers’ compensation benefits:
To be eligible to receive these benefits, there is a required waiting period that typically lasts one week. The application process can be complicated so it is wise to speak with an attorney if you are considering filling for workers’ compensation benefits.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact our workplace injury attorneys at Henness & Haight for a free review of your claim to find out if you are entitled to compensation.