How Much Will I Be Compensated for My New Jersey Work Injury?
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Thu Jun 2011
- Workers Compensation,
Getting injured on the job is expensive. In addition to the immediate costs of your medical bills, there may be prescriptions to take, physical therapy sessions to attend, and other long-term care needed. Injured workers worry about making ends meet, and one of the more common questions New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers hear is, “How much will I be paid for my injury?”
Your employer or its insurance carrier will pay for necessary and reasonable medical treatment, and if your injury causes you to lose work, you will be paid temporary disability benefits to compensate you for lost wages.
How Much Are Temporary Disability Benefits?
If you are disabled for more than seven days, you will receive temporary benefits in the amount of 70 percent of your average weekly wage, within a range set by statute. This range changes from year to year. In 2011, you will receive a minimum of $211 and a maximum of $792 in weekly benefits during the period you are unable to work and are under active medical care.
How Long Will Temporary Disability Benefits Last?
Benefits will last until you are released from active medical care and allowed to return to work, or until you reach maximum medical improvement. “Maximum medical improvement” means that your condition will not be improved by additional treatment.
A New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
If you have been injured on the job and need help filing for workers’ compensation benefits, please contact New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer Dan T. Matrafajlo for a free consultation by calling the number at the top of this page.