When a worker in Tennessee is hurt on the job, the costs they will face can be significant. Often times, being out of work and unable to earn income only compounds the expensive medical bills an injured worker is facing.
Luckily, state law requires employers to provide benefits for employees who are injured while working at no fault of their own. It’s important to remember there are several different types of benefits to consider and our Nashville workers’ compensation lawyers at Ponce Law are here to explain the differences between each.
These are benefits that are paid to cover most medical expenses an injured worker incurs. Medical benefits can include payments for any medications, surgeries, treatments, or rehabilitation a work-related injury victim may require.
Some injuries may require lifelong care, so it’s important that when filing a Tennessee workers’ compensation claim, the victim remembers to consider future medical costs they may incur.
If the injury is expected to keep the victim out of work for an extended period of time, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages as well through temporary or permanent disability benefits.
The families of workers who are killed as the result of an on-the-job accident may also be eligible for benefits to help cover certain expenses. The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development outlines what costs death benefits can be used to cover.
Our team of attorneys at Ponce Law recognize how complex the process of determining what benefits you qualify for after an accident can be. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about Tennessee workers’ compensation benefits and how they can affect you.