For certain individuals who are unable to work, there is assistance available. If you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, you may also be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Work injuries are more than just the physical trauma--many workers suffer devastating psychological injuries following an accident. In particular, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a common diagnosis for many workers. For more information, Charlie Domer recently commented on mental health claims under Wisconsin workers' compensation law.