Here’s the scenario: You find yourself injured at work, and while your employer’s workers’ comp benefits cover your medical bills, you find that your employer has reduced the number of hours you work to accommodate your light-duty work restrictions. Despite your workman’s comp benefits, you’re still coming up short when it comes to income, but you can’t ask for more hours, because you need to respect your reduced hours in order to recover and maintain your worker’s comp benefits.
This may seem like a no-win scenario for you, but the good news is there’s a solution! Did you know that you might also be entitled to payments for loss of income? Just because you’re receiving worker’s compensation doesn’t mean everyday life stops. On top of medical expenses, you still need to cover bills, groceries, and other daily necessities. Payments for loss of income protect your right to take the time to heal and can help you keep yourself afloat while working fewer hours.
If you have any questions about whether or not you are entitled to payments that cover loss in income be sure to contact an attorney. At Oxner + Permar our experienced attorneys are always happy to talk to you about your rights, and help ensure that you’re being protected.