Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits
When a worker is injured on the job, they are often entitled to receive financial assistance not only for any medical costs which may arise, but also for income lost because of impairment caused by their injury. These are known as disability benefits, and can broadly be categorized into two classes: permanent and temporary. Temporary disability benefits apply only to those whose condition temporarily prevents them from working, while permanent disability benefits apply to those whose injury permanently renders them either partially or completely unable to work.
If you have been injured while performing work-related duties, you may be eligible for a number of different types of workers’ compensation benefits. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 to discuss the details of your case with a qualified member of our legal team.
Types of Disability Benefits
Depending on the type and extent of injury, an individual may qualify for a number of different types of disability benefits. These include:
- Temporary Total Disability – available to employees whose condition renders them completely unable to work for more than three calendar days
- Temporary Partial Disability – available to employees whose condition forces them to temporarily take lower-paying work, rather than their normal job
- Permanent Partial Disability – available to employees who, because of their condition, find their work capacities permanently limited and therefore must take lower-paying work
- Permanent Total Disability – available to employees whose injuries prevent them from continuing employment in any capacity
These are the basic benefits that may be available to those whose injuries render them unable to work in their current job capacity on either a temporary or permanent basis.
If you or someone you know has been disabled because of a work-related injury, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation disability benefits lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today to learn more about whether you may qualify.