Worker’s compensation is a system of benefits designed to compensate employees for injuries, diseases, or disabilities that result from their employment and occurred while on the job. Worker’s compensation benefits are paid regardless of fault; however, benefit amounts are limited by law. Typically, benefits are paid for accidental injuries which happen during an employee’s work. Such an injury may be brought on by repetitive use of a part of the body or any other physical problem caused by their work. Employees who are injured on the job are entitled to be compensated for any medical, surgical and hospitalization services reasonably required to relieve their injuries -- including necessary physical, mental or vocational rehabilitation. Employees who miss time from work in recovery of their injury may be entitled to temporary total disability benefits. Temporary total disability benefits are typically paid on a weekly basis in an amount equal to two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly earnings during the year prior to the accident, subject to certain limitations. Permanent disability, disfigurement or death benefits are paid when the injury sustained on the job results in permanent disability, scarring or disfigurement. When death occurs, individuals may be entitled to wrongful death benefits (see Wrongful Death section). Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham has a staff of three professional and experienced attorneys who practice primarily in worker’s compensation.