Medical care can include physician services, hospitalization, physical restoration, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, dental care, prescriptions, x-rays, laboratory services, or any other care considered necessary and reasonable by the treating physician, subject to applicable treatment guidelines.
When a worker is unable to return to work within three days of his/her injury or illness, the worker is entitled to temporary disability benefits to help partially replace wages lost as a result of the injury or illness. A physician must verify that an injured employee cannot work because of the on-the-job injury or illness before temporary disability benefits are payable.
If a work-related injury or illness results in permanent impairment to an employee, the employee may become eligible for permanent disability benefits. The amount (percentage) the employee receives is based on a formula that considers the extent of the physical injury or disfigurement, the age of the employee when injured, the employee’s occupation, and the date of injury.
Supplemental job displacement
In order for the injured worker to qualify for this benefit, the injured employee must have sustained permanent disability, the injured employee must not have been able to return to work within 60 days, and the employer must have failed to timely offer modified or alternative work.
When a worker is fatally injured on the job, reasonable burial expenses are paid up to the current maximum set by law. Additionally, qualified surviving dependents may receive support payments for a period of time. These benefit payments are usually paid at the same weekly rate as the maximum temporary disability benefit. The total death benefit amount of support payments depends on the number of dependents and whether they are partially or totally dependent.