Workers’ Compensation Benefits And Awards
At Fedele & Honschke, we strive to provide exceptional legal services in a personal setting. We know the workers’ compensation process can be intimidating and frustrating. Our attorneys do everything in their power to streamline the process and get our clients their workers’ compensation benefits with as little stress as possible.
Located in Toms River, Fedele & Honschke Attorneys at Law, LLC, has been providing help to injured workers in Ocean County, Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey since 1986.
What Types Of Benefits Can I Receive?
In New Jersey, injured workers are entitled to three types of benefits:
- Medical benefits – Your employer’s insurance company selects your medical provider. If you are unhappy with your care, we can file a motion for medical treatment seeking the care and treatment you need to heal.
- Permanent disability benefits – If a workplace accident left you with a permanent injury, you may be entitled to permanent disability benefits even if you are able to return to work.
- Temporary disability benefits – If a workplace injury takes you off the job for more than seven days, you are entitled to receive temporary workers’ compensation benefits.
If you were permanently disabled and are unable to work due to a job-related injury, you may be entitled to a total disability award.
When Will I Get My Check?
Workplace injuries often take workers off the job. No work means no paycheck. At Fedele & Honschke, our lawyers work quickly to get you your workers’ comp benefits as fast as possible. If you’ve been injured at work, file your workers’ comp claim as soon as possible. It generally takes up to two weeks to receive temporary benefits. If your employer delays your benefits for more than 30 days, you may be able to seek additional compensation.
How Much Will My Benefits Be?
In New Jersey, injured workers are entitled to medical benefits and compensation for a portion of their lost wages. In general, workers can expect to receive temporary disability benefits reflecting 70% of their average weekly wage. The process used to determine a worker’s average weekly wage can be complex. It is in your best interests to work with experienced attorneys who can maximize your benefits.