I’ve never made a worker’s compensation case before. What is worker’s compensation all about?

Workers compensation law allows you three basic benefits: (1) payment of your medical bills, (2) temporary disability while a person is off work, and (3) a “settlement” or “award” for permanent disability caused by the accident (for example, a job change into light duty work, or having medical restriction to avoid certain movements or activities). If you have to take a lower paying job in the future, you may be able to get compensated for lost wages. This is called “wage-differential”.

The injured worker does not get paid for the pain and suffering he/she goes through while going through medical treatment and rehabilitation.

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