Workers compensation covers any and all injuries sustained within the course and scope of one's employment. The benefits provided under workers' compensation are generally wage loss benefits for time missed from work and medical benefits which covers any and all reasonably necessary and related medical treatment. There are also other benefits which apply in certain limited circumstances. For example, there are disfigurement and scarring benefits but only for those scars above the head, face, and neck, as well as what we call specific loss benefits which provide benefits for loss of hearing, eyesight and body parts.
Unfortunately, we have to talk about death benefits as well for an injured worker who perishes on the job. There are benefits available to surviving spouses and dependent children. If anyone has questions about the benefits available or how workers' compensation works, I suggest they call a competent attorney like those here in O'Malley & Langan.