FedEx Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Are you a FedEx employee who suffered an injury on the job and who is having trouble securing your workers’ compensation benefits? Stan Gregory has spent the last twenty years helping NJ workers like you secure their due compensation.
How a FedEx Workers’ Comp Attorney Helps Your Claim
A FedEx workers’ comp attorney helps defend your interests in a few key ways:
- Help you gather and record the most helpful evidence. Often, this is medical evidence and can also include eyewitness testimony. The more documentation you have, then the stronger your claim will be.
- Defend your interests in hearings and negotiations with the insurance adjusters. The insurance companies do not want to pay you. They will do everything in their power to limit your compensation or deny it outright. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer knows all of their tricks and can help you navigate the legal minefields deployed by insurance companies.
- If legal proceedings are necessary, a workers comp attorney will represent you in court.
What You Need to Do If You’re Injured On-the-Job
When you suffer a workplace injury, there are immediate actions you must take:
- Seek emergency medical attention if the injury is severe enough to warrant such a decision. Make sure you keep all medical records and ask for a doctor’s report, copies of labs, and other test results.
- Report the incident to your supervisor as soon as possible. Do this even if you aren’t quite sure if you got injured. Sometimes, injuries take type to develop, and you’ll want a strong record of the incident if an injury springs up down the line.
- File the claim and all the supporting evidence and witness testimony — the more relevant information you have, the stronger your case will be.
Filing for Workers’ Compensation as a FedEx Employee
If you want to increase your chances of a successful claim, it’s vital that you file as soon as possible after the accident occurs. Here is a list of helpful evidence you should include when you file:
- medical receipts, if you paid out of pocket for emergency treatment
- a doctor’s detailed medical report
- eyewitness reports; can come from fellow employees or witnesses to the incident/accident
- photographs of the site and of any injuries
- a copy of the accident report you filed at work
- additional evidence from FedEx, like surveillance footage or vehicle damage reports
Common Injuries for FedEx Employees
The scope of roles at FedEx varies widely — from drivers to warehouse workers and pilots. The type of injuries also varies depending upon the job. The most common injury types are strain-related. Hauling heavy packages can damage a worker’s back, neck, shoulders, and knees. Drivers can also experience injuries in traffic accidents ranging from whiplash to broken bones and other trauma.
Available Benefits for FedEx Workers’ Compensation
New Jersey workers’ compensation offers the following benefits to injured workers:
Up to 70% of wages you lose from not working pay to you in weekly installments.
Most medical expenses, such as hospital stays, surgeries, appointments, procedures, and prescriptions, fall under this benefit. Beneficiaries can also expect a certain set amount of physical therapy or related therapy sessions as well.
Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
If you are unable to work regular hours or get reassigned to light duty due to your injuries, this benefit covers up to two-thirds of the difference between what you were once making and your post-injury pay.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits
If you cannot work while recovering, you may be eligible for Temporary Total Disability Payments. This covers a percentage of your pay while you are unable to work. Payments end if you reach the maximum of 400 weeks of payments or when a doctor clears you to return to work.
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
You may be permanently disabled but still able to work. This benefit helps cover the costs of lifetime care and other medical expenses due to your permanent disability. Examples of scheduled disabilities include visual or hearing impairments or the loss of limbs, while unscheduled disabilities, although more difficult to label, can consist of heart, lung, or back issues.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits
Permanent disability benefits would apply to an injured worker who can no longer work due to their disability. This benefit can apply to workers who might perform work in another capacity but can no longer perform their former job. Loss of both legs and or onset of deafness are examples of total disability.
Dependants of employees who die due to a workplace accident are eligible to receive a payout to cover funeral expenses and other associated costs. Dependents are usually family members but can be other legally designated people.
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If you want to know more about the benefits entitled to you or how you should go about filing a claim, contact the office of Stan Gregory at 609-281-5100. Consultations are always free, and we are only paid when you win.