Sigman Janssen Legal Blog

What benefits can I receive?

May 02, 2018

There are four basic types of benefits you can claim from workers’ compensation:

  • Medical expenses, including the cost of any examinations, prescription medications, or surgical treatments your injury or illness requires.
  • Temporary partial or total disability, which are payments that cover two-thirds of your wages until your doctor clears you to start working again.
  • Permanent partial or total disability, which are payments that compensate you for the loss of part or all of your ability to work and earn a living.
  • Retraining benefits, which go toward classes and training at a vocational school to help you prepare for and obtain new and suitable employment for your level of disability.