The Many Benefits That Injured Workers Can Receive
After becoming injured at work, many people may wonder what kinds of compensation they can receive. Injured workers can receive different types of workers’ compensation benefits depending on their illnesses or injuries. A trusted lawyer can help you understand what benefits you may be able to receive and the process for obtaining them. Erin Nash is a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney who has spent her career helping injured employees. She can answer your questions and lay out the legal process in a free consultation.
What Benefits Can I Receive?
The exact benefits that you will receive after your injury will vary depending on the circumstances of your accident or illness. It is critical that you reach out to an attorney who can give you a personalized assessment of the types of benefits available. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCA) lists many benefits that workers can receive, including:
- Medical treatment: Workers’ compensation must pay for all reasonable and necessary medical treatments related to your injury. You may also receive compensation for the mileage it takes for you to travel to and from your doctor’s appointments.
- Vocational rehabilitation: If you cannot return to your earlier job, workers’ compensation will cover training, education and other services so that you can find a new job.
- Temporary disability compensation: If you are unable to return to work because of a temporary disability, you may be able to obtain 66.66 percent of your weekly wage for a set period.
- Permanent partial disability compensation: If you lose the use or partial use of a body part because of a workplace injury, you can obtain lifelong disability benefits.
- Survivors benefits: If a loved one died as the result of a workplace accident or related injuries, you may be entitled to receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage. Additional compensation may also be provided for funeral expenses.
Discover Which Benefits You May Be Able To Receive
You can get answers to your workers’ compensation questions by contacting Erin’s office now and scheduling your free consultation. Call Erin at 815-286-8917 or send an email to set up your consultation.