A workplace injury can cause disruption in various areas of your life. You may be unable to work, yet you could have medical bills accumulating due to your injuries. This is much more than an inconvenience in your life, and you may wonder what this means for your future. One factor to consider is the support and help you may need when you eventually return to work. This can be a difficult transition, especially after a serious injury.
It is in your interests to understand the types of support to which you could be entitled after a workplace injury. You may be eligible for help as you work to return to the workplace, whether it is in your pre-accident role or a new position. When you know your rights and understand what to expect from the workers’ compensation system, you will be in a better position to protect your interests.
Specific types of benefits
A workplace injury can lead to various types of financial loss and complications in addition to the physical pain you may feel. The specific benefits to which you may have a right depend on factors that are unique to your situation, including the nature of your injuries and more. Examples of what could be available to you through a workers’ comp claim include:
- Coverage of your medical bills, including expenses associated with emergency room treatment, rehabilitation and more
- Payment of temporary disability benefits, which would include coverage of a portion of your lost wages
- Wage loss benefits, which includes money you lost after missing work
- Rehabilitation benefits, including support and help returning to work after your recovery
All of these benefits can help you pick up the pieces and move forward after a workplace accident. Rehabilitation benefits can be especially useful if you need accommodations to do your job or you need to seek new employment.
Your future is at stake
There could be a lot at stake for you after a workplace accident in North Carolina. If you are unsure of what you need for your post-accident and recovery needs, you may find it beneficial to begin by learning about the specific benefits to which you could have a right and how you can fight for the full and fair recovery you deserve.