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    Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Palmyra, NJ

    Are you searching for a workers’ compensation lawyer in New Palmyra, NJ, with the experience and skill to help injured workers get their due compensation? Stan Gregory has over two decades of legal experience in successfully fighting on behalf of the workers in New Jersey. 

    Stan Gregory knows that insurance companies only turn a profit when they deny employees’ their due compensation. He has dedicated his career to seeking justice by fighting for the rights of New Jersey workers.

    For a free consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer in Palmyra, NJ, call the legal offices of Stan Gregory today at 609-281-5100.  Cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis to minimize out-of-pocket costs to you.

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    How a Workers’ Comp Attorney Helps You

    An experienced worker’s compensation attorney can advocate, advise and counsel you during the complicated journey to secure workers’ compensation benefits. Your worker’s compensation attorney in Palmyra, NJ, can help you prepare your case and represent you at hearings and in negotiations.

    What To Do If You’ve Experienced A Workplace Injury

    There are three steps you must take if you’re injured at work:

    1. Immediately Report the Incident
    2. Seeing a Doctor
    3. Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Immediately Report the Incident

    Immediately reporting an incident to your employer, even if you are uncertain you sustained an injury, is critical when fighting for workers’ comp. The workers’ compensation process requires detailed documentation, and further, not all injuries appear instantly. Some can take a period of time before they are discovered, which means reporting an incident now can help future claims that 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. It is critical for your case to get a complete copy of the doctor’s report because it is the primary document all parties will utilize to determine your due compensation. Evidence is a critical component of a successful case, and your workers’ compensation lawyer can counsel what documents you should request from the doctor.

    Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

    After properly reporting the incident, obtaining the doctor’s report and relevant medical evidence, you can file your workers’ compensation claim. Working with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure that your claim is accurate and complies with the law. 

    NJ workers file under the “no-fault” system, meaning that the injured employee is not required to sue the employer or prove that the employer was at fault or otherwise negligent to receive benefits. Your employer’s policy regarding “on-the-job” injuries is very important to be aware of and to follow the steps. Your Human Resources Department should have a copy of the policy readily available. 

    For help with these three crucial steps of the legal process, call the workers’ compensation lawyers at the law offices of Stan Gregory at 609-281-5100. He’ll help you stand up to insurance companies and get the workers’ comp you deserve.

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Palmyra

    The following is a list of typical workers’ compensation benefits you may be eligible for in Palmyra, NJ:

    Lost Wages

    Lost wages are applied from the date you start missing work to when you return. The goal is to allow you to have a steady income during your recovery. Weekly payments are equal to 70% of your average weekly earnings. This benefit cannot exceed 75% of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW), nor can it fall below 20% of it.

    Medical Expenses

    Workers’ compensation will cover most of the medical expenses you incur due to your illness or injury. Hospitalizations, medical procedures, surgeries, therapies, and prescription drugs are among the commonly covered expenses. Some procedures such as acupuncture, chiropractic, or physical therapy may be limited in number, but additional sessions may be requested for approval, if necessary. The coverage window opens at the time of injury and closes when a doctor reports a full or partial recovery.

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits

    Some workers may be able to work at reduced hours due to their disability. Temporary partial disability helps cover the difference between your previous earnings and what you are making while recovering. This benefit reimburses an injured worker for two-thirds of the difference between previous earnings and current earnings.

    Temporary Total Disability Benefits

    For injured workers who cannot return to work until fully recovered, temporary total disability benefits can apply. For a maximum of 400 weeks or when a doctor clears you to return to work,  injured workers can receive two-thirds of their regular income. Payments can begin as early as three days after being out of work due to the injury/illness.

    Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

    If you are permanently disabled but can still work, permanent partial disability benefits may apply. Disabilities that are scheduled (a set value is assigned to a disability) and unscheduled (disabilities without a fixed value) can be covered. Examples of scheduled disabilities include visual or hearing impairments or the loss of limbs. Examples of unscheduled disabilities, although more difficult to label, can include heart, lung, or back issues.

    Permanent Total Disability Benefits

    An injured worker who can no longer work due to their disability may be entitled to permanent disability benefits. This benefit may still apply if a worker can perform work in another capacity but can no longer perform their former job. Examples of a total disability can include loss of both arms or complete blindness.

    Death Benefits

    The dependents of an employee who dies due to a workplace injury can also receive benefits. The definition of “dependents” is a designation that can include many types of relationships in New Jersey. Workers’ compensation lawyer in Palmyra, NJ, Stan Gregory can help you determine if death benefits may apply in your situation.

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