South Jersey Workers' Compensation Benefits Attorney

In order to qualify for benefits under New Jersey's workers' compensation program, an individual's injuries must be directly related to his or her work. An employee can receive workers' compensation benefits if a pre-existing condition has been aggravated, exacerbated or accelerated by a workplace accident or from cumulative stress related to work.

Under New Jersey's workers' compensation law, an employee injured on the job may recover compensation for:

  • All reasonable and necessary medical treatment
  • Temporary total benefits if a worker is disabled for seven days or more (payable at 70 percent of your gross weekly wage for a maximum of 400 weeks)
  • Permanent partial disability benefits (PPD) if you have a permanent disability that is directly related to work. The amount you receive is based on the extent of your disability.
  • Permanent total disability benefits if your work-related injury or illness has left you permanently disabled and unable to return to work. You may receive up to 70 percent of your gross average weekly pay for as much as 450 weeks. Permanent total disability benefits can be extended beyond 450 weeks if you are still unable to work.

In addition, dependents of an employee who dies as a result of a work-related accident or illness may receive death benefits.

Maximizing Workers' Compensation Benefits In South Jersey

At the Law Office of Paul Tendler, I help individuals navigate the workers' compensation process — oftentimes after an initial claim has been denied. I strive to maximize the amount that an injured party receives.

Fault is not an issue in workers' compensation cases. Injured workers are entitled to receive benefits no matter who caused the injury so long as the injury "arose out of" and "occurred during the course of" employment. Your employer or its insurance company may allow you to be treated by your own doctor, but because it covers the cost of treatment if your claim is accepted, it can designate a doctor to provide treatment to you.

An experienced workers' compensation attorney like me can help you understand your rights under New Jersey workers' compensation laws.

Contact The Law Office Of Paul Tendler

If you have been injured in a work accident or have a pre-existing condition that was aggravated by work activity, a knowledgeable New Jersey workers' compensation lawyer can help you maximize the amount you receive. Contact me to schedule a free consultation at my Somers Point office.