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Workers’ compensation types of benefits available

Workers’ compensation benefits can be critical for many injured workers and their families to help them through an injury suffered on the job. For this reason, injured workers should be familiar with the different types of workers’ compensation benefits that may be available to them when they have suffered a workplace injury.

Medical treatment

Injured workers and workers suffering with an occupational illness may be able to receive worker’s compensation benefits for the medical treatment and care they need to treat their injury or illness.

Replacement Wages

Injured workers and workers suffering with an occupational illness may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits to replace the wages they have lost while they are unable to work because of their injuries or illness. There is a calculation for wage replacement benefits injured workers should be familiar with.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Depending on the nature and extent of the injured worker’s injuries, and if they are unable to return to work because of them, they may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits for vocational rehabilitation to help them prepare for a new job or career.

Important timelines are associated with making a claim for benefits injured workers should be aware of. Injured workers who have had their lives, and the lives of their families, turned upside down because of workplace injury or occupational illness should be familiar with the types of benefits workers’ compensation provide. Workers’ compensation benefits are a vital set of benefits to help protect workers in New York.

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