Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
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This page is about workers’ compensation benefits. If you have suffered an injury or illness at work, you may be eligible for benefits to help you recover from your loss of income and medical costs. However, these benefits provide more than that—they provide peace in a turbulent time.
There are different benefits that fall under workers’ compensation, including:
- Disability coverage
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Death benefits
If your employer is fighting you on your eligibility to collect your workers’ compensation benefits, contact Romanucci & Blandin, LLC so we can help you to get the benefits to which you are entitled. Each type of benefit is further detailed below.
Disability benefits provide compensation for lost wages if you suffered an injury or illness that made it impossible for you to continue working.
There are four different categories, which include:
- Permanent partial disability – when your injury or illness has caused permanent damage, but you are only partially impaired from doing your work
- Permanent total disability – when your injury or illness prevents you from ever being able to return to your job
- Temporary partial disability – when your injury or illness prevents you from doing certain parts of your job for a limited period of time
- Temporary total disability – when your injury or illness prevents you from working at all, but for a limited period of time
If you fit any of the criteria above, you qualify for disability benefits. Romanucci & Blandin, LLC will help you determine which benefit you are eligible for and how much you are entitled to.
Medical benefits provide compensation for any medical expenses that were needed in order to diagnose and treat your injury or illness. Although these benefits can vary by state, for the most part, there will be compensation for medication, doctor’s appointments, medical equipment (wheelchair, etc.) and any medical procedures/surgeries. There are also situations in which therapy, physical therapy and acupuncture may be compensated as well.
Rehabilitation benefits provide compensation for medical and therapeutic care that is needed in order to help you recover from your illness or injury. This also provides compensation for any training that is needed in order to help you regain the skills you need in order to work.
If you are unable to return to work due to your injury, you may get rehabilitation benefits for retraining, evaluation, tuition and other expenses related to helping you to qualify for a new job.
Most states will provide death benefits for family members who were financially dependent on the deceased worker. Included in death benefits is compensation for funeral and burial expenses along with compensation for the loss of financial support on the dependent family members.
There are certain restrictions as to who is able to collect these benefits. In order to determine if you are eligible, contact our Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys. If you have questions regarding your case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 647-2544.
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