Q What benefits am I entitled to if I am injured in a work-related accident?
The benefits to injured workers fall under three main categories:
- Wage replacement, which generally equals two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wage while they’re out of work.
- Payment for all medical expenses related to the job-related injury or illness.
- Compensation for permanent injury to parts of the body. The amount of benefits available for permanent impairment depends upon the particular part of the body that is impaired and the degree of impairment. In addition, a worker may recover for disfigurement caused by scars or other conditions.
The family of a deceased worker killed in a work-related accident may recover benefits for at least 400 weeks.
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