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What benefits are available?

Suffering an on-the-job injury can cost you financially and change the trajectory of your life forever. Working in your old job may be difficult or impossible and you could be left with significant medical bills. You need to ensure you are doing everything possible to recover full benefits after a work injury so you can rebuild and move forward. The Law Offices of Mark C. Wagner can help.

A workers’ compensation attorney at our firm can assist you in determining if you have a workers’ compensation claim and in making your claim for benefits. We can also help you to understand the types of compensation and benefits you should be entitled to after a work injury and can assist you in the process of getting the full benefits that you deserve.

You should give us a call as soon as possible after being hurt so a compassionate and knowledgeable member of our legal team can help you to navigate the workers’ compensation claims process.

What Benefits are Available Through Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is intended to provide broad protection to workers who are hurt or made sick by work tasks. As a result, workers can obtain benefits any time they can show they suffered a work-related injury.

Benefits are intended to help ensure you don’t suffer substantial financial loss due to your injury, and to ensure you can get the care you need. The specific amount of benefits that you receive will depend upon the extent of injuries that you suffered.

Some of the benefits you should be entitled to include:

  • Medical benefits: If you need medical care because of your work injury, it should be paid for in full. Doctors visits, physical therapy or rehabilitation, medical devices, medications, and other items that you need to recover should all be paid for through workers’ compensation.
  • Lost wages: When your injury causes you to miss time at work, you are entitled to receive compensation for the days of work that you were not able to attend.
  • Vocational benefits: If your injury renders you unable to effectively do the job you had before, or if you need extra help to recover your ability to do that work, you may be eligible for vocational benefits to help you enhance your career opportunities.
  • Permanent disability benefits: There are tragic cases where work injuries permanently reduce your ability to earn an income, or even leave you unable to work at all. Permanent disability benefits can provide you with long-term income so you don’t have to be concerned about your financial state. You can actually get either full benefits or partial benefits if you are still able to work but your earning power has been reduced by the accident.

Unfortunately, many victims of work-related illnesses and injuries experience challenges getting the full benefits they are entitled to.

Insurers may try to deny a legitimate work injury claim, may indicate a given treatment will not be covered, or may try to prompt workers to return to work – and end their benefits for lost wages – before they are truly ready to do so.

The law protects workers from insurers refusing to provide necessary benefits, and those who have been harmed but who are facing challenges in getting their benefits should contact an experienced attorney today.

Getting Help from a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

A workers’ compensation attorney at The Law Offices of Mark C. Wagner can provide you with help and support as you make your claim for benefits after getting sick or hurt doing your work.

Our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team focuses on understanding the challenges you’ve faced and helping you to overcome your problems and protect your rights. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today.