Each year, more than one million people experience nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, according to the United States Department of Labor. All of these injured employees are entitled to compensation for their injuries, regardless of fault. Navigating the complex rules and schedules used by the Workers’ Compensation Court can be confusing, and without legal representation, many injured parties sacrifice their benefits, depleting their sick time, forgoing medical treatment or forfeiting their right to a cash settlement. After evaluating your claim, the Workers’ Compensation experts at D’Arcy Johnson Day will ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Protecting Your Interests
Whether you fall from a ladder, slip on a wet floor, or suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of your work, D’Arcy Johnson Day is prepared to help you obtain the Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you are entitled. With extensive experience in work-related injury claims, we can ensure that you receive the payments you need to meet your living expenses and the medical attention you require to treat your injuries. If you suffer a permanent loss of physical function, we can help you recover the maximum allowable permanency benefit.
The physical, emotional, and financial effects of a work-related injury can be devastating and long-lasting. Rely on the attorneys at D’Arcy Johnson Day to help you and your family recover.
Workers’ Compensation Benefit Categories
When work causes or aggravates a medical condition, an injured employee may collect Workers’ Compensation benefits from one or more of the following categories:
Temporary Disability refers to payments made to you while you are unable to work. The maximum amount of the payments, determined by New Jersey statute, depends on your wages, and, if you are a member of a union, the terms of your collective bargaining agreement.
Medical Treatment includes all medical charges necessary to treat your injury or illness, such as doctor’s bills, hospital bills, diagnostic testing, medication, braces, physical therapy and other expenses that may fairly be termed a “medical” charge.
Permanent Partial Disability refers to payment for loss of physical function that might affect you at work or in non-work activities. Anyone who suffers an injury that is considered more than a “minor” strain may be eligible for this benefit, the amount of which is based on the body part that was injured, the seriousness of the injury, and the effect that the injury has had on your working ability and/or social activities.