Whether you work in the industrial sector or hold down a desk job, you have the right to receive medical coverage and other benefits if you have been injured while performing your job duties. Your employer should be able to provide you with the financial assistance you need through his or her workers’ compensation insurance program. Be sure to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer and consult with an attorney right away to get started on the road to recovery.
As an injured worker, the amount of benefits you are entitled to through workers’ compensation depends on the extent of your injuries. While you are recovering, you may receive payments until you are able to return to work. If you’ve sustained a long-term or permanent injury, you may qualify for long-term financial assistance or a program that serves to reintegrate you back into the job market.