The attorneys at Katherman Briggs and Greenberg have decades of experience and can provide you with the workers compensation information that you need. This article is concerning the termination of workers compensation benefits.
- If you die, your wage and medical benefits stop. If your death is related to a work injury, certain survivor benefits may apply.
- If you and your physicians agree that you have fully recovered from your injury, your medical and wage benefits stop.
- If you return to work and earn as much as you did before your injury, your wage loss benefits stop. If you are not fully recovered when you return to work, the insurance company must continue paying your medical bills.
- If you return to work at less income, and are receiving partial disability benefits, those benefits will stop after five hundred (500) weeks or when your income returns to the level of your AWW.
- If a workers’ compensation judge enters an Order suspending your benefits, you wage loss benefits will stop but your medical benefits will continue. If a Workers’ Compensation Judge enters an Order terminating your benefits, your wage loss and medical benefits will stop.
- If you sign documents releasing your employer from further responsibility your benefits will stop.
- For injuries occurring after June 24, 1996, your benefits may end after 604 weeks if you are less than 50% physically impaired.
Important – Never sign any documents or agreements without your workers’ compensation lawyer reviewing them – you may be signing away your right to future wage loss and medical benefits.
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