Workers’ compensation coverage provides compensation to employees who have become sick or injured because of their job. This coverage pays for a variety of medical needs, including some assistive devices. If you need help with your workers’ compensation case, an Ocala workers’ compensation attorney can help you.
What Is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology refers to any object a person requires to help them work, go to school or complete daily activities. These devices are used to help people speak, hear, walk, read, communicate and more.
When Does Workers Compensation Cover Assistive Technology?
The purpose of workers’ compensation is to restore workers to the same position they were in before they became ill or injured. If a worker requires an assistive technology device in order to be able to perform their job or daily activities in the same manner as they did before they were injured, workers’ compensation should provide coverage. Examples of covered devices include walkers, wheelchairs, vehicle modifications, home remodeling and bathing aids, to name a few.
How Can an Ocala Workers Compensation Attorney Help You Win Your Case?
Workers with a disability that require assistive technology will usually be offered a settlement to compensate them for their disability. However, it is wise to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney in Ocala before accepting any settlement. An attorney can help you determine whether the settlement offer is appropriate based on whether the disability is permanent, the severity of the disability, and what types of assistive technology and other medical care you may need in the future. Additionally, a lawyer can help ensure you don’t miss any filing deadlines or do anything that might hurt your case.
If you have become injured or ill because of your job and require assistive technology, contact the Law Office of JW Chalkley III, PA at (866) 629-7511, or fill out the online contact form and we will schedule a time to discuss your case.