If you’re planning on filing a
workers’ compensation claim, surely, you’ll have questions about the cash
benefits. When are they paid? How much are they? How long do they last? These are
all common questions asked by injured or ill workers. In this blog, we
address cash benefits and address workers’ questions. Read on to
learn more and if you have further questions, we encourage you to contact
our firm directly.
When are cash benefits paid?
ill worker cannot receive cash benefits for the first seven days of their disability
unless it lasts more than fourteen days. If that is the case, the worker
will receive cash benefits from the first day they missed work.
How long is medical care paid for?
The good news is there is no time limit on medical care. A worker shall
receive all necessary medical care no matter how long they are disabled
for. Even if the worker is only injured for a short while, their medical
care will still be taken care of.
Who receives cash benefits?
Those workers who are partially or totally disabled and incapable of working
for more than seven days are entitled to cash benefits.
How much benefits can a worker expect?
The amount of cash benefits a worker receives depends on his or her average
weekly wage in the previous year, but it cannot exceed the weekly maximum
benefit for the year. For example, if the accident occurred between July
1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, the weekly maximum for total or partial disability
What percentage is cash benefits?
Cash benefits are 2/3 of the worker’s average weekly wage times
the percentage of disability. For example, if a worker was earning $400
a week and they are 100% disabled, he or she would receive $266.67 each
week. If the same worker was 50% disabled, he or she would receive $133.34
What if I return to work but my injury prevents me from earning my previous wages?
In this situation, you may qualify for a benefit that makes up two-thirds
of the difference.
Returning to Work After an Injury
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