Four Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits

Four Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits

Have you been injured when at work?  Do you want to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering?  When you are seeking workers' compensation benefits for an injury you have suffered on the job, you will want to work with the expert attorneys in workers' compensation in Orlando.  We will provide you with legal counsel and representation that will provide you with the best possible outcome for your case.  There are a few types of workers' compensation benefits that you should know about, and the type that you receive will depend on your injuries.

Medical Benefits

If you have a large pile of medical bills as a result of the work injury you have suffered, you will want to receive compensation for these expenses.  These typically include any expenses related to surgeries, hospitalizations, treatments, medications, therapy, crutches, or nursing services.  The extent of your injury will determine the extent of the medical attention you need to heal.

Disability Benefits

If you are temporarily, partially, or fully disabled as a result of the injuries you've sustained at work, you may be eligible for disability benefits.  Typically, this means that you are also not able to return to your previous lifestyle, and perhaps you never will.  If you are partially disabled and can still return to work to perform an extent of your duties, you may receive up to fifty percent of your wages in compensation.  If you have been permanently disabled, you will receive a higher percentage of your wages and additional compensation.

Wage Reimbursement Benefits

If you have been unable to fulfill your job duties and return to work as a result of your injury on the job, you will likely be entitled to wage reimbursement benefits.  This will require medical documentation from those that have assisted you with your treatment and recovery, and it will also likely result in a hearing with your employer and their insurance company.

Vocational Benefits

If you are unable to return to your previous job because of the injuries that you've sustained, you may actually be able to receive benefits that help you with the training required to get another job.  These can range from vocational assessment to job training to job placement.  Typically, vocational benefits can only last up to two years until you are fully trained and new employment has been retained.  

These are the main types of workers' compensation benefits that you may be entitled to if you have suffered an injury on the job.  If you have suffered from an injury that has caused many expenses in your life, such as medical bills or even lost wages, you will want to file a lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve.  Contact our attorneys that specialize in workers' compensation in Orlando to hear how we can advocate for you today.

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