A common question that individuals who were injured on their job is whether they qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, or if they would even be eligible for any benefits at all. Workers who can show that they sustained a work-related injury that has incapacitated them from work should seek workers’ compensation benefits. Employees who have short and/or long term disability insurance policies may be eligible under the policy for monthly benefits regardless of whether the injury or illness is work related. Employees who become disabled from any gainful employment may be eligible to apply for and obtain social security disability benefits.
Whether you got hurt in a car accident, suffered a slip-and-fall accident, or were injured at work, you could suffer from chronic pain for the rest of your life. You may also have thousands of dollars in medical bills to worry about in addition to other expenses that you may not be able to pay while you are out of work. Fortunately, personal injury lawyers may help you get all of the compensation that you are entitled to receive.
Compensation for Medical Bills and Other Costs
After a car accident or any other accident involving a serious injury, you may need to go to the hospital. In addition, you may need to pay for long-term physical therapy, long-term home care, a wheelchair or other device to help you function in daily life.