Types of compensation available for work injury
Temporary disability benefits pay you for time off of work which is based upon a calculation of 2/3 of your average weekly wages payable for a maximum of 104 weeks (2 years) over a 5 year period.
Permanent disability benefits are intended to pay you for any injuries that do not fully heal and leave you with permanent impairment. This is intended to reimburse you for the reduced ability to perform work related activities as well as inability to engage in certain activities of daily living.
Medical benefits are intended to provide you with reasonable medical care to cure or relieve the problems caused by your injury for the rest of your life.
Job Training Benefits are provided in the form of a Voucher that can be used for job training/education, computers, tools, etc. Vouchers are payable when your injuries result in permanent disability that will not allow you to return to your old job and assuming your employer cannot provide a modified job within your medical restrictions. The value of the voucher for injuries that occurred between 2004 through 2012 is $4,000 to $10,000 depending on the level of your disability. For injuries after 1/1/2013, the Voucher is set at $6,000 for all injuries where the employee cannot return to their old job and there is no valid modified work offered to you.
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