If you have missed work because of a workplace injury, you have to deal with pain, medical treatment, mounting bills—and all the while you are not getting a paycheck. How will you get by?
New Jersey workers’ compensation law provides income benefits (temporary disability benefits) for injured workers. These benefits that cover a portion of wages lost as a result of workplace injuries. At the Law Office of E. Gregory Cannarozzi, Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. in Oradell, New Jersey, lawyers help employees injured on the job recover the income benefits and medical benefits that they need to get through the difficult period of recovery.
Contact us at the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi, Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. in Oradell, New Jersey to arrange a free consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer about income benefits.
You should receive your first wage compensation check within two weeks of the time you file your work injury claim. Some employers will delay filing a claim, hoping to pressure a worker to returning to work before the income benefit begins.
Income benefits entitle an employee to compensation equal to a percentage of the person’s average weekly wage. A benefit is typically 70% of lost wages, but is as high as 80% in some cases, with limitations on the total benefit. It is common for an employer to undervalue the income benefit.
It is extremely important to have an experienced workers’ comp lawyer to review your income benefits worksheet and to see that you are being treated fairly.
You are entitled to lost income benefits until you are found to be medically fit to return to work. If you reach maximum medical improvement and are still not able to work, our attorneys will help you apply for permanent disability.
If you have been injured and your employer tells you to come back to work on “light duty,” it is important to see that the work will not interfere with your recovery, that it does not cause further injury, and that it does not distract you from pursuing full compensation for your injury.
If you were injured on the job in New Jersey, you are entitled to medical and income benefits
It does not matter who was at fault in an accident. You are still entitled to a percentage of your weekly wage. It does not matter if your employer does not carry workers’ comp insurance—the New Jersey Uninsured Employers’ Fund (UEF), established through the New Jersey workers’ compensation law will pay your income benefit.
At the Law Office of E. Gregory Cannarozzi, Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. in Oradell, New Jersey, our workers’ (workman’s) compensation lawyers and staff are committed to providing injured workers with responsive and effective legal services. If you were injured on the job, it is important to have a lawyer to review your claim in order to see that you are being treated fairly.