Injured Employees Get Back to Work Sooner

Sometimes, when people are injured at work, there is a stigma that this could be a long term disability, that this could somehow make workers appear less than deserving of their job.  However, a new report shows the injured tend to get back to work sooner than those who are ill.  This is exactly why there is a Workers' Compensation system in place.  This system is intended to aid workers to get back to work and resume their normal lives.  When employees are injured, the Workers' Compensation system steps in to provide lost income to keep this employee's family afloat. 

How the Injured Get Back to Work Sooner

With workers' compensation, injured workers gain the ability to pay their bills while they seek medical care that is covered for their injury.  According to recent figures, this accounts for a net loss of only 13% of their income over the year compared to a 60% loss of income for people who suffer non work related illnesses that keep them out for extended periods.  

Typically, the following injuries are covered by your employer's Workers' Compensation policy:

  • head injuries
  • neck and back injuries
  • broken bones
  • internal organ damage
  • amputations
  • death
These injuries can keep employees out of work for an extended period of time. With Workers' Compensation, workers are able to get back to work sooner due to the benefits they receive. If you have suffered a work injury, you should call a skilled work injury attorney to help you gain the compensation you need.