Holland & Usry November 2017

The Workers’ Comp Benefits You Need to Know 3 ADVANTAGES OF FILING

1. Medical Care: In the short term, workers’ compensation pays for medical services at no cost to you. As a settlement is prepared, it can also leave options for longer-term care. 2. Disability Income: If the doctor determines you can’t work for at least eight days as a result of your injury, or gives you work restrictions that your employer can’t accommodate, you should get a weekly benefit check for two-thirds of your average weekly wage. This can help keep you financially afloat while you heal. Remember to take into account any side work you do when calculating your wage figure. 3. Compensation for Permanent Disability: Permanent disability can be partial or total. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you maximize this final benefit. In cases where you have been severely injured, usually to the point where you cannot return to your role, you may be eligible to receive long-term disability benefits, including lifetime medical care. In these cases, the insurance company will fight tooth and nail to pay you as little as possible. These benefits are complex and hard to receive, which is why you need an experienced attorney guiding you through the process and getting you what you deserve.

Everyone understands the basic concept behind workers’ compensation, but very few people ever get the answers they need beyond “it’s there to help if you get hurt at work.” If you do get hurt while on the job, you’re often plunged into a world of confusion and anxiety. One day, you’re going about your job as normal. The next, you’re worried about your health, your future employment, and providing for your family. That’s why we wanted to take some time to demystify the benefits you are entitled to under workers’ compensation law.

First, you need to realize that claims are almost always paid by the employer’s insurance company, not the employer themselves. You shouldn’t ever feel guilty about seeking compensation. After all, the laws are there for a reason: to protect you if you’re hurt while on the job. Workers’ compensation provides injured employees with three main benefits.

Good News

Psalm 30:11–12, NIV


You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

It only takes 3 ingredients to make these crispy, flavorful potatoes. They’re the perfect side dish for any meal.


2 pounds red potatoes, quartered

Salt and pepper, to taste

3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons basil pesto

John 3:17, NIV For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


1. Preheat oven to 400 F. 2. In large bowl, combine

3. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese

evenly over potatoes and put pan back in the oven. Roast for additional 10–15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and crispy. Remove from oven and serve warm.

potatoes and pesto. Toss to coat. Transfer potatoes to large baking sheet or shallow roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast 20 minutes and remove from oven.

Recipe courtesy of TwoPeasAndTheirPod.com.


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