Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Our Montana workers’ compensation attorney explains different benefits
Are you eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Montana due to your workplace injury or illness? If so, it’s important to get the facts straight. That way, you can make sure you receive the maximum financial compensation you deserve if you have been hurt at work.
We know how complicated workplace injuries can be in Montana. That’s because Montana workers’ compensation lawyer Matthew Braukmann has worked with many people trying to obtain workers’ compensation benefits.
Braukmann Law, PLLC works with people statewide. Wherever you live or work in Montana, attorney Braukmann will go the extra mile to meet with you and discuss all your available legal options. We work this way because we understand the seriousness of such claims. The money you receive can often be a lifeline when you need it most.
Different types of available workers’ compensation benefits
There are many different types of workers’ compensation benefits available through the Montana State Fund (MSF), which oversees the state’s workers’ compensation system. Such benefits include:
- Medical benefits (money for medical expenses)
- Lost wages (money to replace your wages if you cannot work)
- Travel expenses (for certain medical-related treatment)
If you cannot work long term (meaning your injury lasts at least 21 days), you may be eligible to receive the following benefits depending on the severity of your injury:
- Temporary partial disability (TPD) – Benefits for someone hurt at work who can work but in a limited capacity compared to before their workplace injury or illness.
- Temporary total disability (TTD) – Benefits paid to someone who temporarily cannot work at all due to their workplace illness or injury.
- Permanent partial disability (PPD) – Benefits paid to someone who can work but in a limited capacity due to a permanent workplace injury or illness.
- Permanent total disability (PTD) – Benefits paid to someone who cannot return to work permanently due to a workplace injury or illness.
You or a family member may be eligible for other benefits due to a job injury. That’s why it’s important to talk to an experienced, Montana workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible.
Our workers’ compensation lawyer can fight for your money
Whatever type of workers’ compensation benefits you’re trying to obtain, make sure you give your application the best opportunity for success. Talk to a lawyer at our law firm to learn more about your legal options.
Our law firm employs a full-time nurse who can carefully examine your application for benefits and your medical records, as well. Our nurse knows what evidence to look for and how to use the facts in your case to build the strongest-possible workers’ compensation application.
In addition, we have extensive experience handling certain types of workplace accidents in Montana, including ones involving people injured in oil rig accidents, construction accidents, truck driver delivery accidents and cases involving injured firefighters.