Fee Schedule for New Jersey Workers Comp Due to Finger Related Injuries
Damage to fingers can be painful with life altering consequences. It can often leave individuals unable to earn a living. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious finger injury at work, you should consult with a New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits that you are entitled to by law.
Finger Related Injuries
- Workplace finger injuries can occur in a variety of ways. Some common ways individuals injure their fingers at work include:
- Finger accidentally getting caught in a machine
- Attempting to fix a jam in a machine
- Heavy objects falling on the fingers
- Continued stress on joints leading to a chronic finger problem
Finger related injuries come in various forms. An experienced New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer will fight for the rights of those who have suffered finger-related work injuries, including finger losses and amputations, degloving, broken and crushed fingers and carpel tunnel syndrome.
New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Program
The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act requires that all employers, not covered by Federal programs, have workers’ compensation coverage or be approved for self-insurance. The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Division of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development is responsible for regulating and overseeing the administration of benefits to workers injured on the job.
Injured workers may qualify for medical and monetary benefits. Monetary benefits are available on a temporary or permanent basis. The state also provides death benefits to dependents of eligible claimants who were killed as a result of a work-related injury or illness.
Your New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer can provide you with more details of the benefits you are entitle to under the act.
Disability Payment Schedule for Finger Related Injuries
Each year, the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development publishes annual fee schedules that establish the annual minimum and maximum weekly allowance that injured workers can receive if they are eligible for wage replacement or lost work benefits. These benefits have no affect on the medical benefits that you can request from your employer, as these payments are paid separately.
The fee schedules outline the maximum and minimum weekly benefits you may qualify for based on your finger related work injury. More specifically, the payment is based on which finger was injured:
Thumbs: Benefits range from a minimum of $162.00 for a .75 week at 1 percent disability to a maximum of $16,200.00 for 75 weeks at 100 percent disability.
- First Finger: Benefits range from a minimum of $108.00 for a .50 week at 1 percent disability to a maximum of $10,800.00 for 50 weeks at 100 percent disability.
- Second Finger: Benefits range from a minimum of $86.40 for a .40 week at 1 percent disability to a maximum of $8,640.00 for 40 weeks at 100 percent disability.
- Third Finger: Benefits range from a minimum of $64.80 for a .30 week at 1 percent disability to a maximum of $6,480.00 for 30 weeks at 100 percent disability.
- Fourth Finger: Benefits range from a minimum of $43.20 for a .20 week at 1 percent disability to a maximum of $4,320.00 for 20 weeks at 100 percent disability.
There is also a separate fee schedule, which establishes the weekly compensation rates for workers with permanent partial disabilities.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer, please call Dan T. Matrafajlo, Attorney At Law at (908) 248-4404.