Workers’ Compensation Injury
If a Workers’ Compensation injury is established, you are entitled to lifetime coverage for medical care. However, such treatment is subject to the Board’s Medical Treatment Guidelines. These guidelines dictate the type and frequency of care that you may receive under the statute. Interpreting these guidelines can be complicated and our attorneys are well versed in navigating such issues.
If you are disabled and unable to work, you are entitled to cash payments to compensate for lost wages. Depending on the date of your injury and the nature of your disability, you may recover in excess of $800 per week while you are temporarily disabled.
Typical injuries include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Knee injures
- Elbow injures
- Shoulder injures
- Hand injuries
- Various fracture/dislocations
- Ligament strains and tears
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Ligament tears
- Herniated disc
- Hearing loss
If your injury is permanent, you may recover an award for such injury. Payments for permanent injury involving major injuries to extremities such as hands, arms, legs and feet can be worth tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars if prosecuted properly.
Permanent injuries to the spine, neck, head or other systems may result in continuing payments while you are out of work. The length of such payments is dependent on: your disability level, the date of your injury and your pre-injury earnings. Such claims can be resolved for lump sum payments totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars if handled properly.
It is extremely important for injured workers to consult with a knowledgeable attorney in order to protect these significant benefits. With changes in the law limiting the amounts for permanent disability and limiting an injured workers’ treatment options, we urge you to contact our experienced attorneys now. We would be honored to assist you.