Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be entitled to a variety of workers’ compensation benefits. All injured workers have the right to receive reasonable and necessary medical care for workplace injuries and occupational illnesses covered by workers’ compensation.
In addition to medical care, you may be entitled to receive wage benefits. Wage benefits are based on what you earned before your injury. You do not receive full compensation for all wages, and there is a maximum cap for benefits. If your injuries result in a permanent disability that prevents you from returning to work, you may also receive compensation for permanent impairment. The type and amount of benefits depend on the severity of your injury.
A Palm Beach County workers’ compensation attorney can review your case to determine the type of workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled to receive. If you sustain a permanent injury, you may want to review your case with an attorney before you agree to a settlement. Once you settle your workers’ compensation claim, you are not entitled to additional benefits.