The Indiana Workers Compensation Act basically provides three benefits – well more than three – but they fit into these three categories of Indiana Work Comp benefits. Indiana injured workers are entitled to past, present, and future medical benefits for his/her back or disc herniation – even if it is millions of dollars in the case of a quadriplegic or paraplegic. Also, the Indiana Workers Compensation Act provides for an element of lost wages for the work related injury – if case of paralysis – these wages could last the entire lifetime for the injured hoosier.
Last, back and spine injuries often lead to permanent injury or limitations that can also be compensated under Indiana’s Workers Compensation Act for permanent impairment or permanent disability. If you have suffered a back injury or any kind of spine injury at work – know your rights!