Worker's Compensation Programs

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Characteristics of Worker’s Compensations Plans Checkpoint Ghadir Femniak
HCR / 230
November 30, 2012
Instructor: Jetonga Keel

The four kinds of Federal Worker’s Compensation are: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, Federal Employees' Compensation Program, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Program, and Black Lung Benefits Program . All of these programs take care of the specific employee groups who suffer accidents at the workplace. “The Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs holds four disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to federal workers or their dependents who are injured at work or have occupational disease.” (United States Department of Labor Website, 2012) The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation offers benefits for workers who have acquired serious conditions like cancer or others because of being exposed to radioactive materials in the workplace. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Program offers benefits to individuals who are work for the federal government. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation offers benefits for most waterfront workers. The Black Lung Benefits Program offers benefits to coal miners who are completely disabled by pneumoconiosis due to coal mine employment and to coal miner’s survivors.

Two types of state workers compensation benefits are medical care and rehabilitation. Medical care includes hospitalization and treatment for the injury or medical condition. Some worker’s compensation includes services like counseling, pain therapy and acupuncture. Rehabilitation includes physical therapy, equipment for physical therapy such as canes, wheelchair, etc. It also takes of any training or necessary adjustments that the worker needs to go back to work.

Federal and State compensation plans are important in order to cover all the types of workers....
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