If you have been injured in a work-related accident, consider seeking a workers' compensation attorney to represent you. Every situation is different, and the employer and insurance company are not always going to look out for your best interests. An experienced and effective attorney will.
Contact Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates to learn about how we can help you secure full and fair compensation after your work-related accident.
Types of Benefits Available to Injured Workers
Every work-related injury is different, which is why there is more than one type of workers' compensation benefit. In addition to medical benefits, there are four different types of disability benefits available to individuals injured on the job. They include:
- Temporary total disability: This makes up the majority of workers' comp disability claims. These benefits compensate for when your injury prevents you from working for a limited time. This can help you cover expenses until you return to work.
- Temporary partial disability: If your injury does not keep you from performing some work, but you still require treatment, temporary partial disability can help. This is similar to temporary total disability except the scope of your injury does not limit all of your working abilities.
- Permanent partial disability: If you are permanently injured, but your injury only partly limits your ability to work, you may qualify for these types of benefits.
- Permanent total disability: For situations where your injury has completely incapacitated you and keeps you from ever working again, permanent total disability is available.
Workers' compensation also covers rehabilitation costs, including physical and vocational rehabilitation. For work-related injuries, physical therapy and rehabilitation may be required and these expenses are covered. If your injury prevents you from returning to your original employment, vocational rehabilitation will also be covered. This includes retraining, tuition and any other expenses associated with career rehabilitation.
Workers' Comp Settlements
A lump-sum payment settlement is also an option. This is negotiated between your attorney and the insurance company. However, you must carefully consider this before accepting a settlement. If you accept a settlement, that is the extent of your recovery.
Contact a Boston Workers' Comp Attorney
Do you have questions about disability benefits under workers' compensation? At our law firm, we can help you obtain assistance from a skilled and highly experienced Boston workers' compensation attorney. Call us toll free at 800-LAWYERS or contact us online to discuss injured worker benefits in a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm.