When you are injured at work, you are entitled to various benefits afforded by the Workers’ Compensation Act. Unlike claims arising out of other types of accidents, in order to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits you do not have to prove that your injury was due to the negligence of fault of anyone. As long as the injury is related to the performance of your job, you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
There are three types of benefits you may receive when injured on the job:
If you are injured at work, you are entitled to medical treatment to be provided by your employer. Your employer has the right to direct your treatment so you must go to the doctor they send you to. In the event you are not satisfied with the treatment you are receiving, you should call an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer to assist you. At Bornstein Legal, we have been representing injured workers for over thirty years and we can help you get the medical treatment you need.
Temporary Disability Benefits
If you are unable to work due to your injuries, you are entitled to temporary disability benefits, typically 70% of your gross weekly wages, until you are released to return to work (subject to a maximum period of time). Your temporary benefits may stop even if you are released to return to light duty provided your employer can provide light duty work. If you need help getting Workers’ Compensation benefits, Bornstein Legal is here to help you.
Permanent Disability Benefits
Once you have been released from medical treatment and returned to work, you may be entitled to additional benefits in the form of a permanent disability award. At Bornstein Legal, we are experienced in negotiating permanent disability settlements. Call us now so we can help you.