Once you know that you’re eligible for worker’s compensation benefits, you may wonder which benefits can you receive. Here are four major types of worker’s compensation benefits available to injured workers.
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If you’ve been injured at work, you may be unsure of what to do next. After a workplace injury, make sure you care for your physical and financial health with these steps.
Immediately After the injurySeek medical attention as soon as possible, even if the injury seems minor. When you file a Nassau County worker’s compensation claim, you can more easily prove that your injury is work-related if you seek treatment early. Be sure to tell your doctor that you were injured on the job.Report the injury to your employer. Reporting your workplace injury immediately, or within 30 days at most, is crucial to receiving appropriate compensation. Don’t think you need to power through your injury or tough it out. If you were injured at work in a way that requires treatment or alters your work ability, you are entitled...
Impairment measures the physical and mental harm from a workplace injury. During a New York workers compensation benefits independent medical exam, a medical professional determines one’s level of impairment and work ability on a scale of 0 to 100. A worker with an impairment rating of less than 50 will likely be able to return to work at full or limited capacity, while a worker with an impairment rating of 50 or above probably cannot return to work.
Functional AbilityFunctional evaluations measure one’s abilities and losses after the injury to determine one’s work capabilities. Worker’s comp claims examiners use a general measurement of physical capabilities from sedentary to very heavy exertion.
- Sedentary capacity involves sitting and occasional standing and walking, occasional exertion of less than 10 pounds of force, and using negligible force to lift, carry, push, or pull objects. ...
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