18 Aug Figuring Out Workers’ Comp Benefits in New Jersey
Workers’ comp is a little different in every state, and if you’re curious how it works here in New Jersey, a reputable workers’ comp attorney can help you figure it out. Bloom Law Office works closely with workers’ comp clients to ensure you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. One good element of workers’ comp in New Jersey is that the system is consistent. Your workers’ comp benefits are based on your current salary and the type/severity of your injury.
There are two types of benefits in this state
Such uniformity minimizes stress, but it is important to keep in mind that there are two types of benefits in this state. There is payment for medical expenses and payments to make up for lost wages while you are/were unable to work. Medical expense payments are relatively straightforward, although curve balls can happen (which is yet another reason why you deserve to have an attorney working for you).
Getting benefits from lost wages can be a little trickier to figure out. A calculation will need to be determined based on how severe your injury is. For example, if you have a temporary disability, such as a broken bone, but will likely return to work in the future, you’re a good candidate for temporary workers’ compensation benefits. These are calculated on your average gross weekly wages, and you will receive 70 percent of this amount while you’re unable to work. However, there is a maximum amount per week, and this year it’s $903.
You’ll be paid temporary benefits until you receive medical clearance to return to work. Temporary benefits can also run out at 400 weeks. If you still can’t return to work at that time, you may qualify for permanent benefits. Permanent disability benefits might be awarded for a wide range of injuries that keep you from working any type of job permanently. If your injury brings you to this category, things can get especially prickly and you’ll want to make certain you receive fair compensation.
Contact Bloom Law Office for a complimentary consultation
If you’ve been hurt on the job, protect yourself, your family, and your finances with a skilled workers’ comp attorney. Call Bloom Law Office at 855-208-3650 to schedule your complimentary consultation, and remember that we don’t get paid until you do.