Calculating Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits
While medical care for all injuries sustained on the job is covered under workers’ compensation, the amount of benefits for which any given injured worker qualifies varies depending on the case. Along with medical care, workers are to be reimbursed for mileage to all medical appointments.
Additionally, benefits are set up to compensate injured workers for lost income/wages. Workers’ comp benefits are paid at a rate of two-thirds of a worker’s weekly wage, which is helped by the fact these benefits are not taxable. In the event that the worker sustains a permanent disability, it may be possible to reach cash settlement, depending on circumstances.
Make Sure Your Benefits Have Been Calculated Correctly
If you are working through these issues, it is extremely important to correctly value the benefits to which you may be entitled. At Thill & Freeman, PLLC, our attorney, Mark Freeman, can help you correctly determine the value of your wage loss benefits and other damages.
Because attorney Freeman worked for years valuing workers’ compensation claims for a workers’ comp insurance company, we know how these companies calculate values and their methods for undervaluing workers’ claims. We understand how to counter these tactics and how to accurately value the following:
- Diagnostic tests (MRIs, CTs, EMGs)
- Physical therapy
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Reconstructive surgery
- Lost wages
- Temporary and permanent disability benefits
It is important to note that cases involving a permanent impairment and total disability claim and/or survivor dependency benefits have their own unique issues. Working with our attorney can help ensure that you obtain all the benefits to which you are entitled.