Benefits After a Work Accident
Posted in Workers Compensation
If you have been injured on the job as a result of a workplace accident, you probably have a lot of questions going through your mind.
What are the available benefits in the event of a work accident?
Would my injury even qualify me for work accident benefits?
How will I provide for my family if I cannot work as a result of my injury?
These are all valid questions, and you are not alone in feeling lost and concerned after experiencing a serious accident at work. After experiencing an injury as a result of a work accident, your number one priority should be focusing on your health, and you can’t do this if you are worrying about how you will continue working or how you will pay for your medical bills. Cruz & Associates have experienced attorneys who are here to help you through this difficult time and to ensure you get the work accident benefits you are entitled to.
Three Work Accident Benefits You May Be Entitled To
When an employee has been injured on the job due to a workplace accident, this is known as a workers’ compensation case, meaning you can be compensated for what your injury has cost you.
Below are three work accident benefits you may be entitled to when you file a workers’ comp claim.
Coverage of Medical Expenses
The first and perhaps most necessary expense that is usually covered in a workers’ comp case is the medical expenses. Your injury that occured due to a workplace accident is not your fault, so you should not be responsible to pay for your growing medical bills. When you choose to file a workers’ comp claim, you can receive coverage of medical expenses to help ease the financial burden your injury has caused you.
Percentage of Salary
When you are unable to work due to a workplace accident, it would be unjust for you to lose a percentage of your income as a result of your injury. This is why a percentage of your salary is often covered when you file a workers’ compensation claim. You may not receive the full amount that you would have been paid if you were able to work, but you are given a big enough percentage that you can take care of yourself and your family without having to stress about the loss of your family’s income.
If your injury from the work accident will prevent you from ever working in the same field again, you could be entitled to additional compensation. This compensation could include disability benefits, or a certain percentage of money each year to compensate for your loss of employment as a result of the workplace accident.
Each workers’ comp case varies from the next, so be sure to talk to an experienced lawyer about your specific case to find out what benefits you may be entitled to.
Contact Cruz & Associates About Workers’ Comp in Atlanta and Phoenix
If you or a loved one have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to work accident benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation cases can be confusing, so don’t hesitate to call our Atlanta, Georgia or Phoenix, Arizona law offices with your questions. The next step you should take is talking to your employer about filing a workers’ compensation claim to ensure you receive these benefits after an accident.
After you have been hurt or injured in a work accident, the last thing you need is the stress of fighting a workers’ comp case, which is why you need an experienced workers’ comp attorney on your side to handle your case and ensure you receive the maximum amount of benefits you are entitled to.
Visit Cruz & Associates today to get your immediate questions answered and find out more about how our dedicated team of attorneys can help you.