What Happens after You’ve Won a North Carolina Work Comp Claim?
Finally being approved for the workers compensation benefits you need can seem like a light at the end of the tunnel when you’ve been dealing with the physical, emotional, and psychological impact of your work injuries.
However, once your claim has been given the go-ahead, you might not have any idea of what will happen next. For this reason, we have reviewed what you can expect in terms of your work comp benefits below.
Getting Your Wage Replacement Benefits
Generally speaking, you will begin collecting your weekly or monthly disability benefits within two weeks from the date of your claim approval. The amount that you receive isn’t a set figure, but is instead based on your average weekly wages. You’ll receive approximately 66 percent of your prior weekly salary; this is meant to replace the money you are losing out on by not being able to work.
You can use your disability benefits however you wish, though most claimants will use their monetary benefits to cover household bills and other related expenses, such as food, gas, car insurance, mortgage payments, and utility bills, to name a few.
Other Workers Compensation Perks
In addition to your wage replacement benefits, you will also never have to pay a medical bill, as these will be covered by the insurance company. You can reasonably expect the insurer to provide coverage for your continued treatment, prescription medications, hospital bills, any surgical intervention needed, and medical equipment, among others.
Furthermore, if your disability will prevent you from working in the same industry you were injured or became ill in, the insurance company will provide you with on-the-job training or educational opportunities so you can find gainful employment in another field. This gives you the chance to earn a living without relying on work comp disability benefits once you’ve recovered.
Come In for Your Free Claim Assessment Today
Workers compensation benefits can certainly make a difference in the success of your recovery. Without them, you could face financial struggles and take significantly longer to heal. Thankfully, your North Carolina workers comp lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. can help you obtain the work compensation approval you deserve.
Just come in for a free claim assessment today, and we’ll get started on your case. You can take advantage of this opportunity by completing the convenient contact form below or by calling our office at 252-752-7785.