Do workmans compensation settlements include childcare costs?

by Delores
(Portland, ND. USA)

My son is a tire mechanic. A tire blew up while he was working, and it broke his nose up badly. It dislocated and ripped his right thumb up. His nose was operated on by a plastic surgeon, and he was hospitalized for over 24 hrs. The swelling is still going down in his hand, and he must wait before the hand specialist can determine the full damage.

He has 3 children ages 5 years, 3 years, and 10 months old. He had to hire a babysitter to watch them while at the hospital and now when his wife works. He also can't even pick his youngest child up or change his diaper.

Does workers compensation cover this childcare bill he's building up while he healing?

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ANSWER for "Do workmans compensation settlements include childcare costs?":


Regrettably Workmans Compensation does not specifically cover child care costs. It is possible the costs may be covered in the total settlement amount.

In most cases, a Workmans Compensation settlement will include additional monies over the amount of the actual medical bills. The amount is usually not very substantial, but there may be enough to cover child care expenses.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

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