An on-the-job injury that results in the inability to work for an extended period of time can put the victim in a dire situation. And when most Americans only have a few thousand dollars in savings, the loss of a regular paycheck can quickly turn into an emergency.
That’s why it’s so important for injured workers to receive the workers’ compensation benefits they’re entitled to.
There are two main components of workers’ compensation: the wage replacement benefit and the medical care benefit. The total amount of these benefits depend on several factors, including how much the worker earned and the severity of their injury. Understanding what affects the average workers’ compensation claim can help you prepare for the claims process.
That being said, every claim is highly individual, and specific questions should be directed to our workers’ compensation lawyers. Morgan & Morgan attorneys are well-versed in the workers’ compensation laws for each state and have the resources to appeal your claim if it is denied, which happens far too often, and, in the process, fight for every penny you deserve.