As an employee, you should be aware of your legal rights in case you end up getting injured at the workplace. One common question that we get every day is: what type of compensation and benefits can one get from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)?
To better understand that WSIB covers and what type of benefits it provides, feel free to contact one of the Workplace Injury Attorney and schedule your initial free consultation.
Here are some of the main things you should know about WSIB benefits and what WSIB may cover in case of an injury.
After sustaining a workplace injury, you may be eligible to receive WSIB benefits. In order to qualify for these benefits, you have to:
- Have a worker-employer relationship with an employer who is covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
- File a claim with the WSIB
- Have an injury which was caused at the workplace or is directly related to your work
- Provide all the information requested by the WSIB
Once everything above is checked, you may proceed and try and obtain your benefits. If your claim is successful, you may obtain several different benefits. Some of them include:
- LOE Benefits (benefits for loss of earnings)
- NEL Benefits (benefits for non-economic loss)
- LRI Benefits (loss of retirement)
- FEL benefits (benefits for the future economic loss)
- Health Care Benefits
- Health Care Equipment and Supplies
- Occupational Disease and Survivor Benefits
- Benefits for Seriously Injured Workers
- Compensation Amount for Surviving Family Members (in case of death)
Things That You Have To Do
In order to be granted the full benefits, you have to “cooperate”. This means that you have to do the following in order not to lose your benefits or have them reduced or suspended:
- Follow your treatments assigned by the appointed doctor
- Follow your recovery plan thoroughly (medications, diet)
- Have health examinations as required by the WSIB
- Take Work Reintegration Program (if necessary)
- Return to work when told by the doctor
- Provide all the information that the WSIB requires from you to evaluate you and assess your case
Payments For Additional Expenses
In some cases, you may also receive payment for additional expenses. These expenses involve pretty much anything that is associated with your injury and treatment and that you have to pay out of your own pocket. This includes small things, such as:
- Travel expenses to and from the hospital
- Over-the-counter medications
The best way to learn everything there is about WSIB benefits is by researching the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, or by speaking with knowledgeable and highly experienced Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorney. Give us a call today and schedule your consultation, completely free of charge to receive a free evaluation and help in crafting and submitting your claim.
The more you wait, the less chance you have of obtaining the desired benefits. Take matters into your hands and give a call as soon as you receive a work-related injury.