Workers’ compensation law is a system of rules in every state designed to pay the expenses of employees who are harmed while performing job-related duties. Employees can recover lost wages, medical expenses, disability payments, and costs associated with rehabilitation and retraining.
If you are injured on the job and qualify for workers‘ comp benefits, you should receive medical treatment, payments for time off work while you recover, a compensation payment for any permanent disability you incurred as a result of your injury, and job retraining if you’re unable to return to your old job.
States limit the length of time that you can receive temporary benefits for an injury. These limitations are in the range of three to seven years. There is generally no limit on the length of permanent disability benefits, except that some states terminate weekly benefits when the employee reaches age 65.
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