Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you have been injured on the job or became sick due to your work, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The different types of worker’s compensation benefits can include medical care, rehabilitation expenses and disability coverage to compensate you or your loved one for lost wages. You may be entitled to all or some of these benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.

Additionally if you are a dependent family member of someone who suffered a fatal injury while on the job, you may be entitled to wrongful death benefits through workers’ compensation.

To begin exploring your legal options after you or a loved one has been harmed at the workplace, we urge you to contact our workers’ compensation attorneys today to see how we may be able to help you with your claim.

Simply complete the Free Case Review form to the left to contact us today.

Medical Care

Medical benefits available through workers’ compensation insurance can include hospital and additional medical bills that are necessary in order to identify and treat your workplace injury or illness. This type of benefit will usually cover doctor visits, medication and surgeries required for treatment. Workers’ compensation will most likely cover the cost of equipment, like a wheelchair, if it is necessary to help you deal with your injury. Additionally, in some cases, workers’ compensation will cover services such as counseling, pain therapy and acupuncture.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation workers’ compensation benefits cover medical and therapeutic care, like physical therapy, necessary to help an injured worker recover from their injury or illness. This type of benefit may also cover the care and training necessary for the individual to regain skills and abilities necessary to return to work.

If an injury or illness prevents a worker from returning to their former job, these types of benefits might also bay for evaluation, retraining, tuition and other expenses related to helping the injured worker become qualified to work a different job.

Disability

Disability benefits are intended to compensate an injured or sick worker for the wages lost while they are unable to return to work. Disabilities can fall into one of the following four categories, usually depending on whether they are total or partial, temporary or permanent.

  • Temporary Total Disability – Prevents an employee from working at all, but only for a limited amount of time.
  • Temporary Partial Disability – Prevents an employee from performing some of the duties of their job for a limited amount of time.
  • Permanent Total Disability – Prevents an employee from ever returning to work. The victim does not need to be completely helpless or medically incapacitated to qualify for this type of benefit; they simply must not be able to work their job or a job similar in nature.
  • Permanent Partial Disability – Occurs when the damage is permanent but it only partially impairs the victim’s ability to work.

The disability benefits an injured worker receives usually depends on the amount they were earning prior to the injury. For more information on workers’ compensation disability benefits, contact our attorneys today by completing the Free Case Review form to the left.

Wrongful Death

North Carolina workers’ compensation program provides death benefits to those who were financially dependent on a deceased worker. The main function of this type of benefit is to compensate family members for the loss of financial support now that their loved one has passed. Wrongful death benefits can help to keep a family financially stable during this tragic time.

Contact a Knowledgeable North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. At Mike Lewis Attorneys, our lawyers have the skills and resources necessary to handle on-the-job injuries and third party claims. We are committed to fighting for the rights of injured workers in the state of North Carolina.

For more information on the legal rights which may be available to North Carolina workplace injury victims and their families or to see if you are eligible for any of these types of workers’ compensation benefits, we encourage you to contact our team of legal professionals today by completing the Free Case Review form on this page.