An employee, who has been injured on the job, is entitled to worker’s compensation benefits while he is recovering. These benefits include payment of medical bills, vocational rehabilitation, and compensation for the time the employee is not able to work, or total disability benefits.
Types of Injuries that are Compensable under Worker’s Compensation
Most employers have a worker’s compensation insurance. This helps recover lost wages and other expenses of the employee who has been injured. Most work related injuries are compensable. An injury can be classified as work related if it happened while the employee was doing something on behalf of the employer or during the course of employment. The types of injuries that are covered by worker’s compensation include:
- Physical injuries
- Repeated trauma injuries
- Mental injuries
- Occupational injuries
Types of Worker’s Compensation Benefits
Worker’s compensation laws vary from state to state. Although the benefits vary depending on the state or federal law, the employee is entitled to certain benefits.
Medical benefits: 100 percent of medical costs for injured workers are covered by worker’s compensation. Cash benefits are also given for lost work time after a three-to-seven-day waiting period.
Temporary total disability: Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are given when a work-related injury or illness temporarily permits a worker from going back to his pre injury job, for which he is otherwise qualified. The cash benefits received can differ based on severity and duration of the injury. The benefits end when the worker is fit to go back to work.
Permanent total disability and permanent partial disability: This kind of benefit is given when an injured worker has suffered from injuries that have impaired the employee permanently. Permanent total disability (PTD) benefits are given to workers who cannot work due to work-related injury or illness. On the other hand, permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits are given when the workerhas permanent physical impairments, although he is not completely limited in his ability to work.
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