Workers who suffer injuries on the job endure several hardships, including physical pain, financial struggles, and emotional distress. After suffering such damages, it becomes vital to pursue benefits that help the injured worker move forward with their life and feel peace of mind throughout the process.
In workers’ compensation claims, it’s vital to seek benefits that help with many of the losses that you may experience. Here are the four basic benefits that you may recover in a workers’ compensation claim.
- Medical treatment benefits
- Disability benefits
- Rehabilitation benefits
- Death benefits
If you suffer a workplace injury, we can help you understand your rights. Call us today at (888) 740-6434.
Medical Treatment Benefits
You can recover compensation that covers your medical treatments following your at-work injury. For instance, these benefits can cover the costs associated with initial treatment, ongoing care, prescription medication, and more. In many cases, medical treatment benefits can also cover travel expenses, including driving to and from your doctor.
It can be discouraging to watch medical bills increase as you require more treatment. Working with a lawyer allows you to fully understand your rights.
Disability benefits may help you recover ongoing compensation for your damages. This type of benefit can include permanent or temporary disability, as well as total or partial benefits. Here’s how these benefits work:
- Permanent disability: You may recover permanent benefits if your diagnosis determines that you will never heal from your injuries.
- Temporary disability: Temporary benefits come into play if you have an injury that will keep you out of work for a specific period of time, but if you’re expected to heal.
- Partial disability: If you are partially disabled, your injury allows you to do some aspects of your job, but not all.
- Total disability: Total disability means that your injury prevents you from doing all aspects of your job, and you are unable to work.
Obtaining disability benefits can help you with much of the compensation you need after a workplace injury and when you can no longer work.
Rehabilitation can help an injured worker recover and return to work in the most effective manner possible. Rehabilitation can help with improving a person’s physical condition and relearning some of the necessary abilities to complete their job.
When you obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you can receive the necessary rehabilitation you need moving forward.
Death benefits come into play when a workplace accident results in a fatal injury. As a result, the worker passes away. Death benefits allow the family of the decedent to pursue compensation that they would have obtained had the worker survived their injury. For instance, death benefits can cover the costs of medical care, funeral, lost wages, and more.
Death benefits can be crucial for a family to feel peace of mind after something traumatic occurs. Working with the right team can help you as you safeguard your rights and pursue justice following a catastrophic workplace accident.
At Pacific Workers' Compensation Law Center, we are committed to providing you with high-level legal representation when you need it the most. If you suffer a workplace injury, you have the right to pursue compensation, including all of the benefits above.
Our Oakland workers’ compensation lawyers work with you every step of the way. We care about getting you results when you need them most and putting our extensive experience on your side. Let us put your needs and best interests first so that you can focus on your recovery while we handle all of the legal matters. We offer you free consultations so that you can get answers quickly.