Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Ewing, NJ
Have you been injured at work and live or work in Ewing? You need a workers’ compensation lawyer with the experience and skill to help you get the compensation you are due.
Stan Gregory has over two decades of legal experience in successfully fighting on behalf of the workers in New Jersey. Insurance companies only turn a profit when they deny or delay paying injured workers their due compensation. Stan Gregory has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of New Jersey workers, and can help you too.
For a free consultation with a Ewing workers’ compensation lawyer, call the legal offices of Stan Gregory today at 609-281-5100. We accept cases on a contingency basis to minimize out-of-pocket costs to you.
How a Workers’ Comp Attorney Helps You Get Your Benefits
An experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Ewing will advise and counsel you during the complicated journey to secure workers’ compensation benefits, and will vigorously advocate for you with the insurance company and in workers’ compensation court.
Workers’ compensation attorney Stan Gregory is ready to help you prepare your case and represent you at hearings and in negotiations. You don’t have to fight the insurance company and their team of lawyers alone!
How to Handle a Workplace Injury
These are the three steps you must take if you’re injured at work:
- Report the Incident to Your Employer
- Visit a Doctor
- Prepare and File Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Report the Incident to Your Employer
Reporting an incident to your employer, even if you are not sure if it resulted in an injury, is an important first step toward getting workers’ comp benefits. Some injuries and illnesses can take time to manifest. Reporting an incident when it occurs can help support workers’ compensation claims that may result from it.
Seeing a Doctor
Unless the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) covers you, which allows you to see a doctor of your choice, you must first see a doctor paid for by your employer. You must obtain a complete copy of the doctor’s report because it is the primary document all parties will rely upon in negotiating the amount and types of workers’ compensation you will receive.
Evidence is a critical component of a successful workers’ compensation claim. Your workers’ compensation lawyer can counsel you about what documents you should request from the doctor.
Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
To prove you are entitled to workers’ compensation, you must document the incident and collect all documents and information from your employer and your doctor regarding the incident and your injury and illness and use that to prepare your claim. Working with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure that your claim is accurate and complies with the law.
New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system is “no-fault,” which means that the injured worker does not have to prove that the employer was at fault or otherwise negligent in court in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
For help with these three steps, call the workers’ compensation lawyers at the law offices of Stan Gregory at 609-281-5100. Stan Gregory will help you stand up to insurance companies and get the workers’ comp you deserve.
What Benefits Workers’ Compensation Provides in New Jersey
Here is a list of workers’ compensation benefits you may be eligible for in New Jersey:
If you suffered a workplace injury and cannot work while you recover, lost wages can start paying from the date you begin missing work to the date you return. The goal of providing lost wages to injured workers’ is to provide a steady income during your recovery. Weekly payments of lost wages are 70% of your average weekly earnings, not to exceed 75% of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) fall below 20% of the SAWW.
If you get injured at work, workers’ compensation covers most of the medical expenses such as hospitalizations, surgeries and other medical procedures, therapies, and prescription drugs. Some procedures such as acupuncture, chiropractic, or physical therapy will be covered but may be limited in the number of sessions. You can apply for additional sessions if you require them.
Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
If you suffered a workplace injury and cannot perform your usual work duties, but you can perform “light duties” or work reduced hours, you may qualify for Temporary Partial Disability benefits. The purpose of Temporary Partial Disability is to help cover the difference between your previous earnings and what you are making while recovering and on light duty, and will pay two-thirds of the difference between your previous earnings and your current earnings.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits
If your workplace injury results in your inability to return to work until fully recovered, you may qualify for Temporary Total Disability benefits for a maximum of 400 weeks or when a doctor clears you to return to work. Temporary Total Disability benefits pay two-thirds of your regular income. Payments can begin as early as three days after being out of work due to a workplace injury or illness.
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
If your injury causes you to become permanently disabled but can still work at your previous job, you may be eligible for Permanent Partial Disability benefits. Both scheduled (a disability with a set, assigned value) and unscheduled (disabilities without a fixed value) disabilities are compensable. Examples of scheduled disabilities include visual or hearing impairments or the loss of fingers, toes, or limbs. Examples of unscheduled disabilities can include heart, lung, or back issues.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits
If you suffer an on-the-job injury and can no longer work at your previous job due to your disability, you may be eligible for Permanent Total Disability benefits even if you can perform other types of work. Examples of a total disability can include loss of both arms or complete blindness.
The dependents of a worker who dies due to a workplace injury or illness can also receive workers’ compensation benefits. The definition of “dependents” is broad and includes many types of relationships in New Jersey. Ewing workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory can help you determine if you qualify for workers’ compensation death benefits.
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What Workers’ Compensation Covers in New Jersey
Many workers’ compensation claims involve acute injuries caused by a single workplace incident. Other claims involve injuries and illnesses resulting from prolonged, repetitive stress and medical conditions resulting from exposure to toxic substances in the workplace. Strain injuries can result from typing, standing, sitting, or heavy labor, while diseases such as cancers can result from exposure to harmful chemicals. Workplace injuries of all of these types, even if they take time to develop and may not be traceable to any particular accident or incident, are compensable under workers’ compensation.
For help in securing your maximum workers’ compensation benefits, call Ewing workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory at 609-281-5100. Your initial consultation is free of charge.
Common NJ Workers’ Compensation Questions
What is the Limit to Workers’ Comp Benefits in NJ?
Four hundred weeks is the cap for certain disability benefits, while other benefits cease when a doctor clears you to return to work.
My Workers’ Comp Claim was Only Partially Paid, What Can I Do?
Unfortunately, insurance companies frequently underpay claims, hoping you will just settle for what they gave you. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can determine if you are being denied your full benefits and help you fight back. Call Stan Gregory today at 609-281-5100. He will fight for your rights to receive the correct benefits and no less.
Can I Still Get Workers’ Comp if My Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Comp Insurance?
Yes, under New Jersey’s uninsured employer’s fund. You should know that in NJ, it is a class A misdemeanor for employers not to have worker’s compensation insurance.
Is It Possible to Get Both Disability and Workers’ Comp Benefits?
In some cases it is possible to receive both social security disability and workers’ compensation. If you are unable to work due to your injury, disability will cover you. However, if that injury occurred in your workplace, you may also qualify for workers’ compensation. Call Stan Gregory for help applying for and getting all of the benefits you may qualify for.
Contact Trusted Ewing Workers’ Comp Attorney Stan Gregory to Discuss Your Claim
Stan Gregory has devoted his entire career to helping injured workers in NJ get their owed benefits. Put Stan Gregory’s more than 20 years of experience to work for you. For your free, no-obligation consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer in Ewing, NJ, call Stan Gregory’s office today at 609-281-5100.