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This FAQ section is provided as a general guideline to the rights and responsibilities of an employee who has been injured on the job. It does not, and cannot, contain all of the benefits and obligations pertaining to each specific case. Furthermore, it does not set forth the statute of limitations, nor the time limitations, of what you must do for proceeding with a workers ’ compensation claim. Each workers’ compensation case is unique and the law is frequently modified by the legislature and the courts.

This FAQ section is not intended as a replacement for the advice of an experienced attorney. In fact, if you have suffered an injury that is work related, you should consult an attorney knowledgeable on the law in your State for proper advice regarding the same.

What if I can never work again?

Very serious injuries, which result in the permanent inability to return to any kind of gainful employment, entitle the injured worker to Permanent Total Disability benefits: two-thirds of the pre-injury wage every week for life. Injured workers who have suffered the complete loss, or the permanent loss of use, of any two “members,” (i.e., arms, legs, eyes), are also entitled to Permanent Total Disability benefits. 


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