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Employees who injure themselves on the job may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits as soon as they notify their employer. The benefits injured workers receive depend on their severity of their injuries, their medical costs and the time it takes them to heal and get back to work if they can.
Main categories of compensation awarded in New Jersey:
Those benefits can include the following:
Rehabilitation and physical therapy- Many injured workers suffer injuries that require extended care and physical therapy throughout their recovery and before they can return to work.
Loss of wages- An injured employee is entitled to lost wage benefits if they are unable to work temporarily or permanently. If you are eligible for temporarily lost wages, you will receive 70 percent of your regular income if you are unable to work and under a physician’s care. Once a doctor releases you from care and clears you for work, your lost wage benefits stop.
Disability- Workers who are cannot work because their injury can be awarded benefits to pay their medical expenses and to cover their day-to-day cost of living.
For more information about workers’ compensation benefits visit the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development website.
Completely or permanently disabled workers or the dependent of employees killed on January 1, 1980, are eligible for cost of living increases, or they may be entitled to supplemental benefits in New Jersey. But there is no law requiring an insurer to give cost of living adjustments to recipients of temporary total or partial total disability benefits.
If you don’t agree with the decision made about your worker’s compensation you can appeal your decision through Georgia’s State Board of Workers’ Compensation. USAttorneys recommends you consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer in Georgia to assist you with your appeal.
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