You were hurt in an accident at work. You know you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation, but getting it is confusing and you don’t even know what type you qualify for. Do not let your opportunity to collect benefit pass you by because you are not sure of how the system works. An experienced Oklahoma-based workers’ compensation attorney can help you as you seek coverage for your losses.
There are three basic types of workers’ compensation benefits: temporary disability, permanent partial disability and permanent total disability. Temporary disability is reserved for individuals who are expected to recover from their injuries. They just need time off and medical care. They can usually return to work with few or no restrictions on their activity levels.
Partial and total disability is for those individuals whose injuries caused permanent damage. With total disability, returning to work is not likely to happen. These people need more than a few weeks pay and medical expenses covered. Their whole lives are turned upside down. They need maximum coverage in order to survive.
With partial permanent disability, these individuals may be able to rejoin the workforce, but not in the same career field or position. Persons in this position may receive compensation for medical care, living expenses, lost wages and vocational help which can assist them in finding new career paths. More information about this can be found on our firm’s website.
Workers’ compensation benefits shouldn’t be so complicated, yet they are. Many Oklahoma residents who file for these benefits without assistance end up receiving far less than they are entitled to. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you in fighting for fair and full compensation.