If you are injured on the job you are entitled to coverage for all necessary and reasonable medical treatment related to the work injury or illness, including doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, prescription medications, physical therapy, and medical equipment. An injured worker is also entitled to be compensated for lost wages while temporarily unable to work due to the injury or illness. The amount is generally 70% of the worker’s average weekly wage, subject to statutory maximums and minimums.

If you are injured on the job in New Jersey you are entitled to compensation for permanent impairment or loss of function resulting from the work-related injury or illness. The amount is based on the nature and extent of the disability as determined by medical evaluation. If you are unable to perform any gainful employment due to the work-related injury or illness you are entitled to permanent total disability. Permanent total disability benefits are typically paid for the duration of the disability. Death Benefits are available to dependents of workers who die as a result of a work-related injury or illness. This may include compensation for funeral expenses as well as ongoing benefits to surviving spouses and dependents.

If you should suffer an injury on the job call Mark C. Dewland, P.C. and get the help you need.