What are the Workers Compensation Benefits?
- Medical care: Paid for by your employer, to help you recover from an injury or illness caused by work.
- Temporary disability benefits: Payments if you lose wages because your injury prevents you from doing your usual job while recovering.
- Permanent disability benefits: Payments if you don’t recover completely. Supplemental job displacement benefits (if your date of injury is in 2004 or later). Vouchers to help pay for retraining or skill enhancement if you don’t recover completely and don’t return to work for your employer.
- Death benefits: Payments to your spouse, children or other dependents if you die from a job injury or illness.
What is workers’ compensation?
If you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits. You could get hurt by: One event at work. Examples: hurting your back in a fall, getting burned by a chemical that splashes on your skin, getting hurt in a car accident while making deliveries. —or— Repeated exposures at work. Examples: hurting your wrist from doing the same motion over and over, losing your hearing because of constant loud noise.