When a worker becomes injured in Delaware, they may worry about how they will pay for the medical expenses related to their injury. Luckily, when a worker is injured on the job, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation. There are many different benefits that an injured worker may qualify for in Delaware, depending on the injuries that they incurred on the job. A quick outline of these benefits is as follows:
- Temporary Partial Disability- for injured employees who are still able to work part-time or at a lesser wage. These employees can receive 2/3 the difference between their previous wage and the current, lesser wage.
- Temporary Total Disability- for employees who cannot work until their injuries are healed, they may be entitled to 2/3 of their gross weekly wages
- Permanent Total Disability- employees who will never fully recover from their disability may obtain benefits based on scheduled or unscheduled losses
- Disfigurement Benefits- Delaware employees who petition for disfigurement that happened on the job may be awarded this benefit for a limited amount of time, no more than 150 weeks
- Death Benefits- if a loved one dies due to an on the job accident, their dependents may receive up to 80 percent of the rate established by the state
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact our firm today.
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