When you suffer an injury on the job, you will naturally have many concerns. How long will I be off the job? Can I afford these medical bills? Will I get any compensation from my employer? However, many often overlook an important aspect of recovery in these cases: mental health.
When a worker in Illinois is injured on the job that worker may be unable to work for some time while recuperating from the injury. These workers may be able to pursue temporary disability benefits. These benefits could provide the workers with partial compensation for the wages lost due to being unable to work. States generally set what the maximum and minimum amount of temporary workers' compensation benefits available will be.
Sometimes a worker in Peoria will suffer a major injury in the course of work duties and will need to take time off work to recover. Leave the workforce involuntarily can have a significant financial impact on a person. For this reason, Illinois offers workers' compensation benefits and the federal government offers Social Security Disability benefits to qualified applicants. It is important to determine which type of benefits suits your situation, as, in general, a person who receives workers' comp will see a reduction in the amount of SSD benefits they are qualified for.
Whether administering medication or typing notes into patient records, nurses have many daily duties that require some sort of physical exertion. When this constant physical effort leads to continual motions that put strain on nurses’ bodies, repetitive stress injuries (RSI) can occur.
Most people in Illinois understand that if you get hurt at work, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. For example, a person might have a workers' compensation injury if they throw out their back trying to lift something heavy at work or if they experience repetitive stress trauma from performing repetitious tasks at work all day long. However, what if a person is injured outside the workplace? Can such an injury allow them to pursue workers' compensation benefits?
Sometimes a person in Illinois is injured at work because they received inadequate training or because equipment they were working with was not properly maintained. Other times, workers are injured in workplaces that are inherently dangerous. Sometimes a worker is injured on the job due to their own actions. These workers may wonder if they can pursue workers' compensation benefits, even if they were partially at-fault for their injuries.