How Much Money You Can Get for a Work Injury
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A work injury can turn your life upside down in an instant. Not only does an injury have a serious negative impact on your health, but it can also affect your ability to earn a living and thereby jeopardize your finances. Fortunately, in New Jersey an employee who suffers a work injury may be entitled to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits may include medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and financial payments to take the place of lost wages. If you’re wondering how much money you can get for a work injury, read on to find out more about your legal rights and what benefits you may be entitled to.
An injured worker may wonder what kinds of benefits and compensation they are entitled to from workers’ comp. New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system can seem complex and confusing to a worker filing a workers’ comp claim for the first time. Let the experienced work injury attorneys of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC help you navigate the workers’ compensation system and ensure that you obtain the maximum amount of compensation and benefits you are entitled to under the law. Our skilled lawyers can pursue formal workers’ comp claims on your behalf, and where appropriate negotiate a fair and full settlement to get you the results you deserve.
After you’ve suffered an injury on the job, don’t miss out on benefits or compensation that you deserve under New Jersey workers’ compensation law. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to learn more about your legal rights and what benefits you may be entitled to for your work injury.
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If you’ve suffered a work injury, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits that includes financial payments such as:
In many workers’ comp cases involving a serious injury, the employer or its workers’ comp insurer may offer to settle the claim by paying a fixed amount, either as a one-time lump sum or over periodic payments. The first settlement offer made by a workers’ compensation insurer is often at the low end of what the insurer is willing to settle for. An injured worker can often negotiate for a higher settlement amount. A workers’ comp settlement may include medical expenses in the dollar amount, or the settlement may allow the injured worker to continue to seek medical benefits after executing the settlement.
Although a worker injured on the job in New Jersey is entitled to certain workers’ compensation benefits as defined by law, too often do employees who suffer a work injury face difficulty in getting the full extent of benefits and compensation they are entitled to. Workers’ compensation insurers are interested in minimizing the amount of money they have to pay out on your behalf. That’s why our dedicated work injury lawyers will aggressively pursue your case to ensure you obtain full compensation after your work injury. Our legal team will take the time to sit down with you during your case to review your medical treatment and work history to help you understand what workers’ compensation benefits you should expect after a work injury. You can trust that our firm will pursue your claim through formal hearing, or at trial if necessary, or pursue a fair and full settlement through skilled negotiation if appropriate in your case.
You may find it complicated to determine the full extent of benefits that you may be entitled to following a work injury or after contracting or developing an occupational illness. We are ready to help. Contact Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced work injury lawyers to go over your case and to find out more information on just how much money you can get for a work injury in New Jersey.
Potentially. New Jersey recently passed a law that creates a legal presumption that contracting COVID-19 constitutes a work-related illness if the affected employee is an essential worker (such as healthcare workers, first responders, transportation workers, or grocery workers) who contracted the disease during a time that they were working away from home during the period of public emergency declared for the COVID-19 pandemic. An employer then has the burden of proving that the employee was not exposed to COVID-19 at work.
If you work two jobs and suffer an injury at one of your jobs that prevents you from being able to work at either of your jobs, you may be entitled to include your average weekly wage from your second job in the calculation of your disability benefits, so that you can receive wage replacement from both of your jobs while you are totally disabled from working. However, these benefits will be paid by the employer of the job that you were injured in, not the employer of your second job.