Worker's compensation laws were put in place to protect the injured worker. There are different types of benefits provided by worker's compensation.
Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits
Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits
Permanent Partial Impairment Benefits
Mileage Reimbursement Benefits
TTD benefits are paid as a percentage of the injured employees average weekly earnings, including overtime, while the employee is off work as a resulf of a work-related injury or illness.
TPD benefits are paid when an injured employee can go back to some kind of work, but their injury prevents them from returning to their previous higher paying job.
Permanent Partial Impairment Benefits are paid when a work accident results in a permanent impariment of a body part.
Disfigurement benefits may be paid when an ijured employee has visible and offensive scarring or disfigurement (i.e. a surgical scar).
Mileage Reimbursement Benefits are paid to the injured worker for reimbursement of their costs associated with traveling to and from their doctors' appointments, physical therapy, etc.
An injured worker is someone who has been injured while working in the course and scope of their employment. This injury may be the result of a single incident or it could be due to repetitive use or overuse of the hands, shoulders, knees, etc.