How the Second Injury Fund Is Utilized
The Second Injury Fund does not automatically apply, even if you clearly qualify and satisfy its requirements. In order to utilize the Second Injury Fund and get the additional compensation that you deserve, your New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer needs to take certain actions.
The Necessary Steps
In order for the Second Injury Fund to apply, your lawyer will need to file a motion directed to the Division of Workers’ Compensation. In order for the Fund to consent to being joined, you will need to provide sufficient medical reports that clearly indicate the basis upon which you contend that you qualify. Typically, the more details you provide, the easier it will be to convince the Fund to consent to joining.
Once the consent order joining the Fund is signed and filed with the Court, you will need to sign a verified petition, making a claim against the fund. Your New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer will prepare all the necessary paperwork on your behalf to make this process as smooth as possible and ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Contact an Experienced New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney
For more information about the utilization of the Second Injury Fund, call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404.
We will schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New Jersey workman’s compensation lawyers to provide you with the information you need and assist you in getting the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to better serve you.