We understand that the stakes are high when a working professional is suddenly unable to return to work due to an injury, and that’s where workers’ compensation comes into play. If an employee is injured on the job, then the employer or its insurance company must pay compensation to the employee.
It’s important to note that workers’ compensation can vary depending on the injury (and extent of injury), which is why there is more than one kind. In Nebraska, there are four basic types of workers’ compensation benefits:
- Medical expenses: Injured workers are entitled to have 100 percent of their medical expenses covered under most circumstances, including mileage to and from the care facility.
- Temporary disability: If you miss time from work while recovering from the injury, you are entitled to a percentage of the wages you’re missing out on.
- Permanent disability: If you wind up with some kind of permanent injury after your recovering is complete, you may be entitled to compensation for the extent of the permanent injury.
- Vocational rehabilitation: If your injury prevents you from performing the work you did before the injury, your employer has a duty to help put you back to work. As such, it carries the responsibility of paying you disability benefits while you’re going through rehabilitation or re-education.
If your employer or its insurance company is denying you workers’ compensation, it’s time to give us a call. Our objective is to ensure that you receive maximum benefits, including those for aggravation of a pre-existing condition.
If you’ve recently been injured on the job or if you have any questions about workers’ compensation benefits, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Although we are based in Lincoln, the personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Friedman Law Offices advocate for clients throughout Nebraska. You can reach us at 866-458-5468 or toll free at 888-419-6876 for an immediate evaluation of your case. Your initial consultation is free and because we work on a contingency basis, the only time we get paid is when you get paid.