New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Fight for Your Permanent Disability Benefits
Compensation For You And Your Family After A Work Accident Leaves You Permanently Disabled
Federal and state laws require employers to provide safe and healthy working conditions in New Jersey, but accidents happen. In 2016, 93,000 work-related injuries or illnesses occurred. If you suffer from a work-related injury or illness that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to life-long compensation, called permanent total disability benefits. Several factors determine if you qualify for these benefits. The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Lomurro Law in Monmouth County work to compensate you for on-the-job injuries or illnesses that leave you with lasting medical conditions. We fight to ensure your benefits start as soon as possible after a permanent disability and continue as long as you are unable to work.
How Do I Qualify For Permanent Total Disability Benefits?
New Jersey has no-fault insurance benefits employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness. If you are injured on the job, you get medical and disability benefits regardless of who was at fault. If the job-related injury results in permanent total disability, you are entitled to weekly payments for 450 weeks. Permanent total disability benefits continue after the initial 450 weeks if you are still unable to earn wages.
How Much Money Can I Receive For A Permanent Total Disability?
For a total disability where you can’t return to work, you receive 70% of the weekly wages you earned at the time of injury. The weekly salary is subject to a maximum of compensation of 75% of the New Jersey’s statewide average weekly wages and a minimum of 20%. For 2018, the total disability rate maximum is $903, and the minimum is $241.
If Your Disability Prevents You From Working, Rehabilitation Services Can Help You Return To The Workforce
The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) aids individuals with disabilities return to work that is consistent with their abilities and needs. If your disability prevents you from working, you can submit a referral for services on the DVRS website.
Will Employment Make Me Ineligible For Permanent Total Disability Benefits?
If you can show that because of your disability it remains impossible for you to obtain the wages or earnings equal to what you earned at the time of the accident or illness, weekly payments to you will continue during the period of your disability. But the amount of your check will be diminished by the portion of wages or earnings you earn.
Experienced New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Help Ensure Your Financial Future Following A Disabling Job-Related Injury
If you have a permanent total disability from an illness or injury on the job, it is important to speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to guide you to the benefits you deserve. The Freehold, New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys at Lomurro Law help you navigate workers’ compensation laws to understand your options and ensure your financial future. We offer free initial consultations and are available to meet with you at home or in the hospital. Our main office is in Freehold, and we represent clients throughout New Jersey. Call 732-482-9285 or contact us online today.