In the aftermath of a workplace injury or illness, injured people face a wide variety of costs. Workers’ compensation benefits could help injured workers and their families manage these costs. What expenses will these benefits cover?
Benefits can pay for medical care after a workplace injury.
After an accident or illness caused by work, employees often face costly medical care. Workers’ compensation benefits can help them manage these costs and get the treatment they need to heal.
Disability benefits can limit the impact of lost wages.
Often, workplace injuries leave workers unable to perform daily tasks in their workplace, and workers’ compensation benefits can help limit the impact of the wages lost due to temporary disability. These benefits cover two-thirds of a worker’s wages.
Workers’ compensation will also cover disability benefits if you permanently lose the use of a part of your body.
Supplemental job displacement benefits can help you train for new employment.
Some workers cannot recover completely from their injury. Still, workers’ compensation benefits can help pay for training or education to enter a new phase in their career. They can use these benefits at California public schools or a variety of different training programs.
Death benefits can help surviving families recover.
When someone dies due to a workplace accident, it has a permanent impact on their loved ones. Death benefits after a fatal accident can give spouses, children and other dependents the financial support they need after a tragic event.
If you have questions about workers’ compensation benefits and how they could help you and your family, it may help to speak to an experienced attorney. They can help you navigate the application process and get the care you need to recover.