This blog recently discussed how workers’ compensation benefits can help with workplace injuries including repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. It is valuable information for injured workers to have at their side concerning what types of workers’ compensation benefits may be available to help them after they have been injured on the job.
Workers’ compensation benefits include benefits for medical treatment the injured worker needs to care for their injury. In addition, injured workers may be able to recover wage replacement benefits through workers’ compensation. Injured workers may be able to receive two thirds of their average weekly wage as wage replacement benefits. Wage replacement benefits are subject to a limit so injured workers she be aware of what the limits are.
For injured workers are unable to return to work because of disability, vocational rehabilitation benefits can help them prepare for a new occupation. Vocation rehabilitation benefits are another type of workers’ compensation benefits that may be available to help injured workers through a tough time following a workplace injury. Most employers in North Carolina are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. Certain categories of workers may be unable to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits so it is important to be familiar with who qualifies and rules associated with workers’ compensation benefits.
These benefits can help with the unexpected challenges injured workers and their families face because of a workplace injury or illness. Because of the importance of workers’ compensation benefits following a workplace injury or illness, injured workers and their families should know how to access them during their time of need.