If you get hurt at work and need medical treatment and subsequent recovery time, you are entitled by New Jersey state law to file a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Every employer in the State of New Jersey is required to provide employees with Workers’ Comp coverage that provides medical care and replacement pay while the employee is out of work recuperating from an injury that occurred on the job.
For decades, the knowledgeable and experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Team Law have been successfully helping workers in Essex, Union, Middlesex and Hudson counties in New Jersey file for temporary disability benefits. If you or someone you know has suffered a workplace injury, don’t wait to file your claim for Workers’ Compensation. There are deadlines and guidelines to follow to ensure that you get the maximum benefits you are entitled to receive. Contact Team Law for help with your workman’s comp case.
The amount of replacement pay, sometimes called Workers’ Comp, temporary disability or disability benefits, you can receive is determined by NJ state law. The clock starts ticking from the first day you are out of work. If you are out for seven days or less, you are not entitled to receive replacement pay. However, on the eighth day out of work following a workplace injury, you will retroactively receive 70 percent of your average paycheck (based on the prior 26 weeks of earnings). The 2015 amount caps out at $855 per week, no matter how much you typically make. You can get replacement pay for up to 400 weeks. These benefits are cut off if:
It’s not unusual for someone to be sent back to work to perform “light duty while they are still being treated. If you are placed on light duty, you will no longer be able to collect replacement pay. If you believe the doctor is trying to send you back to work before you are ready or if your employer is failing to honor the doctor’s orders for “light duty, contact Team Law for assistance. This is a very complex area of Workers’ Compensation law. We will fight to get you the full extent of the benefits you are entitled to under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation system.
The answer is simple: not if you want to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits. Under New Jersey law, your employer (via their Workers’ Comp insurance carrier) gets to choose the doctor who will examine you and make a determination about your medical treatment. Some things to know:
If the doctor is trying to send you back to work too soon, or if they are denying you the treatment you believe is necessary for your recovery, call Team Law for help with your Workers’ Comp claim today.
For decades, the Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Team Law have been focused on helping injured employees in New Jersey get the benefits they are entitled to receive. We aren’t afraid to take on insurance companies or other lawyers, right up to the Supreme Court of New Jersey. We will be by your side during the important in-court hearing process.
We know our way around the courts in Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, and Union counties. Let us put our experience to work for you. Contact Team Law today for a free consultation about your Temporary Disability claim.
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