Got Hurt on the Job- Get Covered
What does it help with?
A worker who becomes sick or injured as a result of their working environment and is approved for workers' comp benefits can generally expect to receive the following:
- Payment for medical treatment and expenses. This includes initial emergency care, followup treatment with doctors, physical rehabilitation visits, and transportation expenses).
- Payment for time off work for recovery. Typically this is a weekly benefit of 66.67% of a worker's average weekly earnings and doesn't last more than two years.
- Payment for any permanent impairment. Many work-related injuries result in a permanent physical impairment that affects the worker's ability to do certain jobs. Even a minor injury can qualify for a small permanent disability payment.
- Vocational rehabilitation services. If the worker needs to change jobs or fields, most states pay for some job retraining or re-education.
- Payment of benefits in the event of death. A deceased workers' dependents are entitled to burial expenses and a lump-sum payment in most states.