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What types of expenses does workers' comp cover?

Many West Virginia residents rely on their jobs. For many, losing a job would mean losing the only way to pay off monthly bills and everyday necessities. Understandably, this is a situation most would want to avoid. Unfortunately for some, this situation is unavoidable due to a workplace injury. For those who have been injured on the job, there are options.

One option is to pursue workers' compensation. While many West Virginia residents may be familiar with the term, many may not be aware of how it works -- and how to obtain benefits. Workers' compensation can be complicated, but there are attorneys available who can assist with the process.

In general, there are a variety of on-the-job injuries that can qualify an injured worker for workers' compensation. These include back and neck injuries, occupational diseases, hearing loss and carpal tunnel syndrome. Plus, workers' compensation covers a number of expenses.

These expenses may include medical care from the injury or illness. They may also include replacement income, as well as costs for retraining. Survivors of workers killed on the job may also qualify for benefits, as well as those suffering any permanent injuries.

Getting injured on the job can seriously alter the course of a victim's life. They may no longer be able to live the life they once enjoyed. For some, it is absolutely vital to pursue a workers' compensation claim. Although the process can be extremely complicated, there are experienced attorneys who can help victims and their families navigate the process and present a strong case. Once successful, victims may be able to cover necessary costs and get back to living their lives.

Source: FindLaw, "Workers' Comp Benefits Explained," Accessed on March 27, 2017

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