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If you have been hurt at work or have a work-related illness, our staff at Hoffman DiMuzio helps you and your family with everything from pursuing your claim for workers' compensation benefits to defending against an insurance company's attempt to terminate benefits you may be receiving.
The specifics of workers' compensation and disability benefits in New Jersey
If you are injured at work, it is critical that you report the incident to your employer immediately. In New Jersey, your employer has the right to select your medical provider. If you seek medical treatment prior to reporting the incident, your rights to workers' compensation will be compromised.
New Jersey law provides for specific benefits to employees injured at work:
- Temporary benefits. Temporary benefits are awarded when employees are not able to earn their pre-injury wages because of their work injury. The amount is based upon the extent of disability and prior wages earned and ranges from $216 to $810 per week.
- Total disability. If the total disability is determined to be permanent, injured employees are eligible for a weekly benefit that is a percentage of their pre-injury wage. Total disability payments range from $216 to $810 per week.
- Permanent partial disability. Permanent partial disability is awarded to employees permanently unable to perform a part of their previous work duties. Permanent partial disability payments range from $35 to $810 per week depending on the severity of the limitations.
- Death benefits. Death benefits may be awarded to the family or beneficiary of a worker whose death was caused by an injury at work. Beneficiaries may receive up to $810 per week.
Hoffman DiMuzio has the experience to help you process your workers' compensation claim in the most efficient and beneficial manner. Each accident attorney from our law firm brings a unique perspective to cases involving benefits, allowing all of our attorneys to approach your case from new angles when needed. Our attorneys have the skills and practical experience necessary to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Make an appointment for your consultation with Hoffman DiMuzio
The staff of Hoffman DiMuzio is here to help you with all your workers' compensation needs. We have extensive experience handling workers' compensation issues and understand the challenges you face. We offer free consultations for all personal injury and workers' compensation claims as well as municipal court and criminal matters. All other legal matters require a consultation fee, but if the firm is retained to do additional legal work, the client receives credit for the monies paid toward the retainer fee. Call us today at 856.381.4837 or contact us online to discuss your specific needs.