Q I was injured on my job and can not work. What workers' compensation benefits am I entitled to?
If you have an injury or illness that is job-related and can not work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits pay you 66 2/3 of your average weekly wage, medical benefits and medical mileage. Your average weekly wage is typically based upon your wages from your last 4 weeks of work prior to your injury. Medical benefits pay you for all medical bills associated with your injuries including prescription benefits, surgery, physical therapy, medical visits, hospital stays and emergency room visits. Medical mileage pays you for your travel from your house in Lake Charles, Jennings, DeRidder or where ever you live, to a health care provider.