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What Damages are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Posted on in Work Place Injuries

For anyone who suffers an injury or illness on the job, understanding whether your employer carries workers' compensation insurance and what your rights are is imperative. One of the most important things to know is what benefits you may be able to recover under this type of coverage.

Getting benefits for the damages you sustained can help in a number of situations, especially when your injury or illness keeps you out of work for a prolonged period of time. Here are some of the benefits you can seek when filing a workers' compensation claim.

Benefits for Medical Expenses

You may be able to get benefits that help you cover the expenses related to medical care and treatment you receive as a result of your injury. This can include specific procedures, medication, stays in the hospital, and more.

Before you get benefits for these, though, it's important to know that the treatment you receive must be recommended or approved by the doctor who is treating you for the work injury. You can't just make a decision to get a specific treatment and chalk it up to the benefits you may receive.

Other benefits may include the need to travel for specific treatment, vocational rehabilitation costs, and family benefits in the event of the worker's death.

Benefits for Lost Income

There may be benefits available to you for either temporary or supplemental income. These are meant to cover a specific amount of the income you would receive had you not suffered the injury in the first place, and they are capped at a specific weekly amount.

You should speak with a lawyer who better understands these types of cases to help you understand what benefits suit your situation the best. This can give you a better understanding of the coverage you may have under workers' compensation insurance and whether you need to pursue additional losses.

Our Corpus Christi workers' compensation attorneys have a firm understanding of the laws concerning these cases and the most effective ways to pursue compensation on your behalf. We'll work with you to move forward with your best interests in mind.

Call The Edwards Law Firm today at 361-698-7600 to speak with a member of our firm.

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