Now that I have been hurt on the job, what payments can I expect?
With an attorney handling your case, you can expect payments for
- Medical Treatment – “To cure and relieve” the effects of your injury.
- Temporary Disability checks – If the doctor takes you off work or puts you on light duty and you cannot work, a check for 2/3 of your gross wages should be paid to you every two weeks. If you are a high wage earner, the checks may be less than 2/3 due to a legal limit.
- Permanent Impairment Checks – Monthly checks when you return to work if you have a permanent injury. The number of months you receive checks depends on the severity of your injury.
- Vocational Rehabilitation/Disability – If you can’t return to your old job or type of work, you are likely eligible to receive disability checks.