Workers' compensation exists to help ensure that employees receive the financial compensation they need if they are injured while they are working. In addition to providing immediate financial support with medical bills, workers' compensation can also help ensure that employees who are injured have the long-term financial support they need if their injuries impact their ability to return to work.
We have written a few posts about the brain injurys professional players may face when they suffer too many blows to the head. You may remember one post last April which described the mental health problems an NFL player struggled with after retiring from football.
When people are injured while they are working, they should apply for workers' compensation. Depending on the type and scope of the injury, workers' compensation can cover a variety of things. Workers' compensation benefits may cover medical bills and lost wages. However, if an injury is so severe that a person cannot return to his or her former position, workers' compensation may also include job retraining.