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New to the workforce? Familiarize yourself with potential hazards

Have you recently entered the Nebraska workforce? Then you may have questions about the workers’ compensation insurance system. What are the benefits that you will receive in the event of a workplace injury? The program is in place to provide you with compensation for medical expenses and lost wages in the event of an on-the-job injury.

The benefits typically cover all medical expenses, including doctors’ bills, hospital fees, physical therapy and even costs for traveling to and from medical appointments. When it comes to wage replacement, you will receive a portion of the wages you lost due to temporary or permanent disability. Furthermore, if your injury prevents you from returning to your regular job, you may receive vocational rehabilitation training to equip you with additional skills for a different employment field.

Typical workplace injuries

Regardless of the industry in which you work, and despite your employer’s responsibility to protect your health and safety, you may be at risk of suffering one of the following common workplace injuries:

Take care

You may avoid most of the workplace hazards by taking care to comply with safety regulations and report hazardous conditions to your employer. However, if you do suffer a workplace injury, you must report it to your supervisor or employer as soon as possible. That will set the wheels rolling for a workers’ compensation benefits claim. Many injured workers in Nebraska choose to utilize the skills of an experienced attorney to help them secure maximum benefits.