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  • Writer's pictureLinda L. Malkin, Esq.

Dear Injured Workers In Delaware…

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In Delaware's complex legal landscape, the realm of worker’s compensation benefits stands as a crucial domain, governed by precise statutes and regulations. Within this realm, understanding your rights is paramount, and the guidance of seasoned attorneys, such as those at Kimmel Carter, can be your beacon in maximizing your entitled recovery for work-related injuries.

Know Your Benefits In Delaware

Disability Benefits

When a healthcare provider deems you unable to work due to injury, Delaware law entitles you to temporary total disability (TTD) or temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits. These benefits are calculated based on an average of your pre-injury wages. With Delaware Workers’ Compensation carriers responsible for disbursing up to 66% of your pre-injury earnings, capped at $867.52 per week, securing these benefits is essential to sustaining your livelihood during recovery.


Medical Benefits

Should you sustain an injury within the scope of your employment, Delaware law mandates payment for your medical expenses. This provision ensures that your treatment, deemed reasonable, necessary, and related to the work injury, is covered, affording you the care needed for a smooth recovery.

Scarring/Disfigurement Compensation

The aftermath of a work injury can leave visible scars or physical disfigurements, warranting rightful compensation under Delaware Worker’s Compensation. Whether incurred directly from the injury or resulting medical treatment, these scars merit a monetary settlement, evaluated based on their location, size, and visibility. Alternatively, if you walk with an altered gait because of your work injury or need to use any assistive devices permanently (crutches, wheelchair, etc.) you may also qualify for this benefit.

Permanent Partial Impairment

Should a medical professional deem your injury permanent, you may be entitled to a lump sum payment. Calculated through a meticulous formula considering the injured body part, percentage of impairment, and your specific workers’ compensation rate of pay, this benefit acknowledges the lasting consequences of workplace injuries.

Mileage Reimbursement

Recognizing the logistical challenges of attending medical appointments, Delaware law ensures you receive roundtrip mileage reimbursement, easing the financial burden associated with necessary travel.

Navigating Your Path to Recovery
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In the intricate tapestry of Delaware Worker’s Compensation benefits, understanding your entitlements is the first step towards securing a smooth recovery journey. With the guidance of experienced legal professionals, like those at Kimmel Carter, you can navigate the complexities with confidence, ensuring you receive the full scope of benefits owed to you under the law.


At Kimmel Carter, our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to guiding you through the Delaware Worker’s Compensation process. If you have been involved in a work accident, please call us for a free legal consultation at (302) 565-6100.



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