medical expenses a grand total of 31365 between the emergency room visit

Medical expenses a grand total of 31365 between the

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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 of work, rather than the entire ten weeks while he was on crutches and receiving physical therapy. As one of his employment benefits, Tom had accumulated 35 paid sick days over the last six years. He was able to use these sick days during his recovery period, so he didn’t lose any income during his two weeks of not working and the additional 5 days missed for follow up exams and physical therapy. This totaled $2,500 in wages that would have been lost without paid sick days. Thanks to workers’ compensation and sick leave provided by his employer, Tom had a quick recovery and returned to fighting fires with no financial hardships from medical bills and lost wages. This helped him avoid stress during his recovery and his quick return to work enhanced Tom’s well being. The Ways We Are Paid Total Points Earned 15 Total Points Possible Percentage
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  • Fall '13
  • Dawn Willis
  • Personal Finance, Employee Benefit, Tom, Employment compensation, Sick leave

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