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Receiving a Fair Amount for Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement

If you have been injured on the job it is likely that you will have the option to consider a settlement negotiated by your attorney with your employer’s Workers’ Comp insurance company.  Given this opportunity it is very important to make every decision wisely, and doing so with the assistance of your experienced attorney will…Read More

Workers’ Comp Laws Offer Unique Advantages, Disadvantages in Different States

When a person who lives in New Jersey suffers a work-related injury and files a Workers’ Compensation claim to cover their medical costs and related expenses, the claims process is very different than it would be for someone injured while working in a state like California. That’s because each state has its own Workers’ Compensation…Read More

Uber Settles Class Action Lawsuits, Agrees to Make Changes But Will Not Classify Drivers as “Employees”

Uber, the major online transportation company, has resolved two class action lawsuits by drivers who wanted the company to make changes to improve work conditions and provide Uber drivers with “employee” status. The lawsuits were filed in California and Massachusetts. Uber, which is based in San Francisco, CA, provides online car services across the country.…Read More

I got hurt on the job. Can I sue my employer?
If I file for Workers’ Compensation in NJ, will I have to go to court?
Can they make me return to work before I’m ready?
Can my boss fire me for filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Does the Workers’ Compensation System allow me to choose my own doctor?
How much replacement pay can I get?
Can they send me back to work on light duty?
Can I work at all while I’m collecting Workers’ Comp replacement pay benefits?

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers West New York, NJ | Hudson County | Work Injury Lawyers

When an accident takes place on a worksite and an employee files for New Jersey Workers’ Compensation benefits, they get medical treatment, replacement pay and often a monetary award. They usually return to work when the Workers’ Comp doctor says they have “attained the highest level of medical improvement” that is possible.

Sometimes, the worker returns to work on light duty or modified duty. Other times, the worker can no longer perform their current job and is forced to find other work. However, when an injury is so severe that the worker is unable to return to any type of gainful employment, he or she may be entitled to permanent total disability benefits.

Talk to an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer from Team Law about your permanent disability status. We have helped thousands of people in Essex, Union, Middlesex and Hudson counties in New Jersey get the cash award they deserve when their injury leads to total and permanent disability.

What are Permanent Total Disability Benefits?

The initial period of total disability benefits is 450 weeks. Thereafter, if the worker is still unable to work, total disability benefits will continue beyond the initial 450 weeks. The calculations used to determine amounts are extremely complex. Your attorney at Team Law can explains your rights and what you are entitled to receive if you qualify for long-term permanent total benefits.

Permanent Total Disability is also presumed when the worker has lost use of two major body parts or a combination of body parts such as eyes, arms, hands, legs or feet. However, permanent total disability can also result from a combination of injuries that render the worker unemployable.

What is the Second Injury Fund (SIF)?

The Division of Workers’ Compensation oversees the Second Injury Fund (SIF). This fund makes payments to people who are injured at work and have been deemed as totally and permanently disabled as a result of a recent workplace injury, coupled with a pre-existing disability. This Fund was established to encourage companies in NJ to hire disabled workers and requires the employer to pay only a portion of the total disability award.

This is a very complex area of the law; you need to choose a lawyer who specializes in Workers’ Compensation to handle your Second Injury Fund claim. Talk to a lawyer at Team Law who can explain in further detail how you may be able to benefit from the Second Injury Fund.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation about Your Permanent Workplace Injury

Being hurt at work is often physically and emotionally debilitating for an employee, especially if the person enjoys their work and takes pride in their ability to provide for their family. When a workplace accident causes irreparable, permanent injuries, employees are entitled to permanent benefits through Workers’ Compensation insurance.

Talk to a qualified Workers’ Comp lawyer who has helped thousands of NJ families in Essex, Middlesex, Union and Hudson counties get the benefits they were entitled to when they became permanently disabled after a workplace accident. The consultation is free of charge. Call our offices today; we can help.

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"I would absolutely recommend Roy Konray and his colleagues at Team Law. Roy took his time to get to know me and my medical malpractice case. In addition to being friendly and very easy to get along with, Roy did his homework. He is very knowledgeable about medical information and came to trial prepared to fight for my rights. He kept me informed throughout the process and was on my side every step of the way. I'm sincerely grateful to have been represented by him and even more grateful for the verdict he won for me." [read more]

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