Many people wonder if pain and suffering is a component of a workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, it’s not. There’s no recovery for pain and suffering in a workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ compensation in Indiana is limited to pretty restrictive benefits — there is medical treatment and care, there is temporary total disability benefits, and then at the end of a case, there is something called a permanent partial impairment benefit. A permanent partial impairment benefit is paid if a person has a measurable loss of body function.
Even though there is no recovery for pain and suffering, it is important to make sure that we’re looking at all the benefits that are available.
So, it’s important to come in and talk to a worker’s compensation attorney just to understand what benefits there are available to you.