You were working with your team when one of them made a devastating error. An item being lifted over your heads came loose, and it came crashing down so fast that you couldn’t get out of the way. You and two other colleagues ended up with serious injuries including brain injuries and broken bones.
When you go through such a serious accident, it’s important that you get the support you need moving forward. With a valid workers’ compensation claim, you should be able to seek:
- Reimbursement for medical costs related to your injury
- Compensation for permanent injuries
- Reimbursement for your lost wages
- Vocational rehabilitation support
Fortunately, workers’ compensation usually covers all of your necessary medical expenses as well as a portion of your lost wages. Even if you can’t return to your job in the future, you may have access to vocational rehabilitation, so you can train for a new position that you can perform even with lasting injuries.
In the case that you can’t return to work or have permanent injuries, you may be eligible for additional compensation. This is something you may want to discuss with your workers’ compensation attorney.
When your injuries impact your life, it’s only fair for your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage to provide you with the support that you need as you recover. Your life may forever be changed because of this situation, so it’s important that you do get the medical care you need as soon as you can. Once your condition is stable, an experienced advocate can help you claim all of the compensation you’re owed.