Health Care

What benefits am I entitled to after an injury?


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What benefits am I entitled to after an injury?

Generally, injured workers receive payment for lost wages, medical treatment and permanent impairment.

Medical treatment includes conservative care such as medication and physical therapy, surgery, medical supplies, and medical equipment. The insurance company selects the physician who provides medical treatment.

Lost wages during time that you are unable to work as a result of the injury are paid at 2/3 of the injured worker’s average weekly wage. If you had two jobs at the time of injury, lost wages can account for both jobs.

Permanent impairment for loss of use of a body part(s) is assigned by the treating doctor at the conclusion of the medical treatment.