One of the most important benefits you, as an injured worker, are entitled to is medical care coverage. This means, all doctors appointments, hospital visits, therapies, pharmaceuticals and medications, surgeries, and any other equipment or services related to your condition are to be covered no questions asked. You can even track the mileage on your vehicle to and from doctor’s appointments and receive compensation for that as well. If it pertains directly to your medical care in any way, you can claim it, so make sure you pay attention to every penny you spend toward your care!
Wage Loss Replacement
If you’ve been hurt and are temporarily unable to fulfill your previous responsibilities, you can still receive pay until you’re back at work through wage replacement benefits, which will allow you to receive up to 80% of your total after-tax earnings. Best of all, that number is determined by averaging your 39 highest paid weeks on the job from before your incident – including all overtime, bonuses, and other benefits. Of course, a person must prove they have been disabled for more than a week. Though, if a person is disabled for longer than two weeks, they are entitled to receive wage loss benefits from the original date of the injury. Just remember to never let an insurance company attempt to undermine the severity of your condition just so they don’t have to pay you what you deserve.
If the disability you’ve sustained has caused permanent damage and you are no longer able to hold down a job in the same line of work as you once had, you have a right to receive additional compensation to cover any costs related to finding a new career, for up to two years. This can include tuition reimbursement, training/certification courses, and more. Be advised, however, that your insurance company will most likely try to use this to reduce your wage loss benefits, but fear not. With reputable attorneys by your side, like ours at Esper Aiello Law Group, you’re certain to obtain every benefit and assistance you’re legally owed!
Claim Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Today
At Esper Aiello Law Group, our hardworking attorneys eat, sleep, and breathe workers’ compensation. We know what workers compensation benefits we can get you down to every last cent, and we won’t even charge you anything upfront to do it. Getting justice – and compensation – for our clients is simply what we love to do. So please, take advantage of our passion by reaching out to our reputable legal team by calling us, today, at 313.964.4900 or fill out the form in the sidebar or on our contact page, and learn more about how we can help you.