How an Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help You
You are injured or sick because of work. The last thing you need to worry about is how you are going to pay your bills and get and pay for the medical treatment you need to recover.
Don’t worry. Let New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory handle your workers’ compensation claim. Stan Gregory has over 20 years’ experience helping injured workers in Maple Shade and will make sure that your claim gets the attention and consideration it deserves and that you get every cent you are owed.
Call The Law Office of Stan Gregory today to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer about your case. Keep in mind that we take workers’ compensation cases on contingency, so there is no cost to you. There is no reason to risk having your Maple Shade workers’ compensation claim denied, delayed, or underpaid. Call today.
How Workers’ Compensation Works in Maple Shade, NJ
Workers’ compensation in NJ is a no-fault insurance scheme established by the state legislature to preserve the employer-employee relationship, get injured employees compensated and in recovery quickly, and keep disputes over the cause of workplace injuries from clogging the NJ court system.
This is what workers’ compensation covers:
- Workplace injuries caused by accidents, missing safety devices, or equipment failure;
- Occupational diseases such as carpal tunnel or repetitive stress syndrome;
- Illnesses caused by exposure to harmful substances such as asbestos or other chemicals.
Call Maple Shade workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory today to discuss your NJ workers’ compensation claim. We can help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve.
What are the Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits I Can Get in NJ?
Wages that you lose because you are injured and out of work are called “temporary total disability workers’ compensation benefits” in workers’ compensation law.
Your temporary total disability workers’ compensation benefits are 70% of your average weekly wage and pay out once you’ve missed seven days of work due to your injury, disease, or illness. Regardless of that calculation, in NJ your temporary total disability workers’ compensation benefits will not exceed 75% of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) and will not fall below the minimum rate of 20% of the SAWW.
If an employee is injured or contracts an illness or disease at work, their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will pay for all necessary and reasonable medical treatment and rehabilitation including hospitalization, surgery, physical or occupational therapy, and prescription drugs.
Permanent Total or Partial Disability Benefits
Workers who sustain a permanent injury at work will be entitled to additional payments beyond medical expenses and lost wages.
If a worker suffers impairment of or loss of certain body parts such as arms, hands, feet, legs, fingers, toes, ears, teeth, or eyes (“scheduled” losses) or a back injury or problems with their heart or lungs (“non-scheduled” losses), they may be eligible for permanent partial disability benefits through workers’ compensation insurance.
Severe work-related injuries, diseases, or illnesses can render an employee permanently unable to work in their former job or in any job. When this happens, the employee receives permanent total disability benefits through workers’ compensation insurance.
The family of a deceased worker is entitled to a workers’ compensation death benefit covering funeral expenses of up to $3,500.
Additionally, in NJ, if an employee dies from a workplace injury or from an illness or disease contracted in the course of employment, their dependents are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
The term “dependent” is interpreted rather broadly under workers’ compensation law in NJ. If you believe you may be a dependent of a deceased worker, call Maple Shade workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory for a consultation. He will be able to determine if you qualify for workers’ compensation death benefits.
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Frequently Asked Workers’ Compensation Questions in Maple Shade, NJ
Who Is Eligible for Workers' Compensation in NJ?
Only “employees” are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in NJ. The following types of workers are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in NJ.
- Freelance workers
- Independent contractors
- Unpaid interns
Employers have been known to misclassify employees as another ineligible type of worker in order to circumvent the requirement in NJ to carry workers’ comp coverage. Fortunately, for the purposes of workers’ compensation benefits in NJ, a 1099 or temporary worker can be classified as an “employee.”
If you think you have been misclassified and might be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, call Maple Shade workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory for help.
What Happens if My Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied in NJ?
If your claim was initially denied, the next step in NJ is to seek recourse in the workers’ compensation court system. Maple Shade workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory can help you. Stan Gregory has over 20 years of experience litigating in NJ workers’ compensation courts and can help you get the benefits you deserve.
Will My NJ Workers' Compensation Benefits Be Taxed as Income?
Under NJ state law, workers’ compensation benefits or any type and in any amount cannot be taxed as income.
Can I Be Fired for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim in NJ?
Under NJ Law, an employer may not fire an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim or for missing work due to an injury, illness, or disease suffered in the course of employment.
Call Maple Shade Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Stan Gregory to Discuss Your Case
Maple Shade workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory can help you file your claim, and if your claim is denied, delayed, or underpaid, pursue your claim in the NJ workers’ compensation court.
Let’s face it – Insurance companies only make money if they deny your claim, delay paying your claim, or underpay your claim, and they have a whole boardroom of lawyers on their side to help them do that while you suffer and wait for lost wages and medical expenses to be paid. This results in many legitimate workers’ compensation claims being denied in NJ.
While you are not required to retain a workers’ compensation lawyer to handle your workers’ compensation claim, you should do so in order to have a chance to prevail against the insurance company’s legal team. Call Maple Shade workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory at (609) 281-5100 and rest assured that your workers’ compensation case will be handled correctly and that you will get every penny you deserve.