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What can workers’ compensation cover?

| Oct 19, 2018 | Workers' Compensation |

As a worker in Wisconsin, your job and environment have a heavy impact on your health. Sometimes, incidents at your workplace or the overall environment or means of your job may cause you to suffer from injury or illness. Lein Law Offices, attorneys at law, are here to help.

Two of the primary types of workers’ compensation are permanent and temporary. These are determined based on the severity of your illness or injury, as well as its projected duration. For example, with temporary workers’ compensation, your ailment must affect you for longer than 7 work days before you become eligible. However, the duration of the injury can’t be indefinite, as this is only intended for temporary situations.

Permanent compensation, on the other hand, goes with the assumption that the injury or ailment you sustained will be with you for a long time. Instead of duration, it focuses more on severity. For example, if you suffer from an injury that still allows some movement or some ability to work, you may be eligible for permanent partial disability compensation. On the other hand, if your affliction will affect you permanently and remove your ability to work – such as paralysis – then you may be eligible for permanent total disability compensation. Any type of compensation will periodically be reevaluated and adjusted based on your health status.

If you have suffered from an injury or ailment because of your work, you may be entitled to compensation as well. Check the link here for more information about workers’ compensation, eligibility and more.

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