UPS Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you work for UPS and were injured on the job, Stan Gregory has the experience and skill to help you get the compensation you are due.
Stan Gregory has over two decades of experience getting justice for UPS employees in New Jersey. He understands how insurance companies work and how they use delaying and denying compensation to enhance their bottom line, while depriving you of the compensation you deserve. Stan Gregory has dedicated his career to fighting for injured workers like you.
Don’t fight the insurance company and their team of lawyers alone! You need a trusted and experienced advocate by your side. For a free consultation with a UPS workers’ compensation lawyer in New Jersey, call the 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.
A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Maximize Your UPS Claim
Let an experienced worker’s compensation attorney guide you through the complicated and often confusing process to secure workers’ compensation benefits. You should be spending your time and energy recovering from your injury, not dealing with the frustration of trying to get your workers’ compensation claim paid. Stan Gregory will handle your UPS workers’ compensation claim for you, helping you prepare your case and representing you at hearings and in negotiations.
How You Should Handle a Workplace Injury
If you work for UPS and were injured at work, follow these three critical steps::
- Report the Incident to Your Supervisor Immediately
- See a Doctor
- File Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Reporting the Incident
Report the incident immediately to your supervisor even if you are not certain you sustained an injury, because some illnesses and injuries can take time to manifest. The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim requires a great deal of detailed documentation. If you report an incident immediately, you begin to build a case for your future UPS workers’ compensation claim if you have one. Get a notice of injury form (DWC-1) and compile a list of witnesses to start working on filing your report.
See a Doctor
You must visit a doctor on the UPS list. That doctor’s report is important to your claim because all parties will rely on it in negotiating your due compensation. A workers’ compensation lawyer can counsel what information and documentation you should request from this doctor to fully support your claim.
File Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Once you have reported the incident and you have obtained the doctor’s report and medical evidence, you may file your UPS workers’ compensation claim. Work with a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure your claim is accurate and complies with the law.
New Jersey workers’ compensation is “no-fault,” meaning that the injured employee does not need to sue the employer or prove that the employer was at fault or otherwise negligent to receive workers’ compensation benefits. This can make the process more expedient and less negative for all parties.
Be aware of UPS policy regarding “on-the-job” injuries, and be certain to follow these steps. The UPS Human Resources Department should have a copy of the policy readily available.
UPS Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If your claim is approved, the UPS workers’ compensation benefits you may be eligible for include:
During recovery from your injury, workers’ compensation provides weekly payments equal to 70% of your average weekly earnings, not to exceed 75% of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) or fall below 20% of the SAWW. You are eligible to receive lost wages from the date you start missing work to the date you return.
Most medical expenses you incur due to your illness or injury on the job will be covered by workers’ compensation benefits. Commonly covered expenses include hospitalizations, medical procedures, surgeries, therapies, and prescription drugs. Some procedures like acupuncture, chiropractic, or physical therapy are usually limited to a set amount of sessions, but you can apply for more sessions if needed. Your medical expenses are compensable from the time of injury to when a doctor reports a full or maximum recovery.
Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
You may be injured but still able to work at a less strenuous position or for fewer hours. In this case you may be eligible for temporary partial disability benefits. This benefit reimburses an injured worker for two-thirds of the difference between previous earnings and current earnings.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits
If you are unable to return to any work due to your illness or injury, you may be eligible for temporary total disability benefits. Injured workers can receive two-thirds of their regular income beginning as early as three days from being out of work due to the injury or illness. Payments end if you receive the maximum of 400 weeks of payments or when a doctor clears you to return to work.
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
If you are permanently disabled but can still work, you may be eligible for Permanent Partial Disability Benefits. Both scheduled and unscheduled disabilities can be covered. Examples of scheduled disabilities include visual or hearing impairments or the loss of limbs, while unscheduled disabilities, although more difficult to label, can include heart, lung, or back issues.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits
If you can no longer work at your current job due to your injury or illness, you may be eligible for Permanent Total Disability Benefits. This benefit can apply even if you can perform some other type of work but not your current job with UPS. For example, loss of both arms and complete blindness are examples of total disability.
If a UPS worker dies due to a workplace injury, their dependents can receive workers’ compensation benefits. The definition of “dependants” is broadly construed in New Jersey. If your loved one died on the job, call UPS workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory to determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits.
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What Types of Accidents are Covered by Workers’ Compensation
Types of accidents that are covered by workers compensation
- Lifting accidents
- Accidents getting on and off the truck
- Overuse injuries or repetitive stress injuries lifting boxes
- Injury from falling boxes
- Forklift accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Slips, Trips, Falls
- Being Struck by a Falling Object
- Accidents caused by rushing to meet a timeline
- Exposure to toxic substances
Frequently Asked Questions in Cherry Hill, NJ About Workers’ Compensation
Does Workers’ Comp Have a Limit in NJ?
Yes. Typically workers’ compensation benefits are limited to 400 weeks. However, if you require additional medical care or are permanently impaired or disabled, you may receive additional benefits.
My Claim Was Not Fully Paid, What Should I Do?
You should contact us. Insurance companies frequently underpay claims hoping you will just settle for what you get. We can help you fight back and get what you deserve.
What Happens if My Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Comp Insurance?
The State of New Jersey requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer does not have the required coverage, they will be subject to heavy fines and perhaps imprisonment. However, you will still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under the state’s uninsured employer fund.
Can I Get Both Disability and Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
It is possible. If you have reached the limit of available workers’ comp benefits and are still suffering from your illness or injury, you may have grounds to file for disability benefits. Contact us – we can help you get the maximum benefits under the programs that apply to your situation.
Contact UPS Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Stan Gregory for Your Free Consultation Today
Stan Gregory has been helping UPS employees for over 20 years. He has seen it all, and can help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Don’t fight the insurance companies alone – put Stan Gregory’s experience to work for you!