8.4.4 Ways We Are PaidAlternate FileDirections: Learn about Tom in the scenario below and use the information to answer the questions that follow.Tom has been a full time firefighter for six years. He loves every shift spent at the firehouse. A few months ago, while working, Tom fell through the floor of the burning home. After a trip to the emergency room, Tom was told he had a broken leg that required surgery. Tom made it through surgery fine but had to wear a cast and walk on crutches for the next six weeks. In addition, he needed four weeks of physical therapy after the cast was removed.Since his injury occurred while he was working, his medical expenses qualified for workers’ compensation. Tom filed a workers’ compensation claim as soon as his injury was diagnosed. Workers’ compensation paid for all of his medical expenses a grand total of $31,365 between the emergency room visit, surgery, doctor’s visits, a short hospital stay, and physical therapy.Tom’s employer gave him a light duty assignment while he recuperated. Therefore, Tom only missed two weeks ‐
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