If there is one thing you never expected, it was to be blinded on the job. You were working with co-workers on a construction project when it happened.
You were working with a saw when the unit kicked back. It had caught a knot in the wood, but the result was that the piece was launched directly into your eye. Though you were able to remove it, the damage was significant from the impact and from the splinters that stuck out from the piece.
Today, you're learning to live with blindness and are unable to return to the job you did before. You want to learn something new, and you need money to support yourself while you do. Fortunately, there is workers' compensation.
Workers' compensation gives you the benefits you need
Workers' compensation provides you with many benefits, such as:
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Paying a portion of your lost wages
- Providing coverage for your medical care
Overall, workers' compensation should cover your medical care and any training you need to get back to work. If you are unable to work for an extended period of time, then there may be additional options that you can look into.
What should you do if your claim is denied?
If your claim for workers' compensation is denied for some reason, reach out to your attorney. You should bring the denial letter with you to discuss the reason for the denial and how you can appeal your case to make sure that you get the compensation that you need to get the care that is necessary.