If you experienced an injury in the workplace, you know how overwhelming it is when you are not able to work and earn enough to support your family and pay for your medical bills. This is the reason why workers' compensation exists, yet actually obtaining the benefits you deserve can be complex and frustrating.
One of the most beneficial things you can do is to fully understand the benefits to which you are entitled. When you know your rights, you can fight for the support needed with intention and clarity. Many injured Oklahoma workers find it useful to seek legal guidance as they work to complete a claim and pursue workers' compensation benefits.
What can I expect from workers' compensation?
The amount and duration of any workers' compensation benefits you obtain depends on the nature of your individual case and the types of injuries you suffered. You could be able to claim compensation for the following financial needs after an accident in the workplace or after suffering from an occupational illness:
- Medical bills
- Replacement of a portion of any wages lost
- Costs of vocational retraining, if necessary
- Recompense for any permanent injuries
- Benefits for survivor if the worker is killed at work or dies as a result of his or her work accident injuries
These benefits could provide you with the financial support you need while you are unable to work. This will allow you to get the immediate and ongoing medical needs you have addressed. Additionally, if you cannot return to the same job you had before your accident, workers' compensation can help you get the support you need to train and apply for a new job.
Unfortunately, it is not always easy to get workers' compensation benefits, even with a valid claim. If your claim came back denied or your employer is hindering your claim in any way, you have the right to seek help and guidance.
Fighting for your full recovery
It is important to get better after a work accident so that you can get back to work. If you experienced an injury in the workplace, you have no time to lose in seeking the financial support you need during this complex time.
You may find it beneficial to first start with an evaluation of your case and a complete explanation of your legal options. If you have a rightful claim to workers' compensation benefits, you do not have to fight for it alone.