What if Your Job Injury Left You Permanently Disabled?

If you are out of work due to an injury suffered on the job and are receiving medical treatment, you may qualify for temporary disability payments as compensation. The system of workers' compensation is designed to provide these benefits that allow injured workers to heal and return to work once the recovery process is completed.

At Hendrickson & Edelstein, Attorneys at Law, in Lakewood and Barnegat, we can answer your questions and protect your rights if you have been injured on the job. Each of our lawyers has more than 35 years of experience handling personal injury and workers' compensation claims in Ocean County, in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey. Contact us online today.

Temporary and Permanent Disability Benefits

If a person is unable to work temporarily due to a workplace injury, he or she may be entitled to temporary disability benefits. The ability to work is normally determined by a physician, and benefits are usually paid at 70 percent of a worker's wages or a state minimum.

If a worker cannot return to any employment as a result of an injury on the job, the person may be entitled to permanent disability benefits. These benefits are paid according to state law.

If a worker can return to work and continues to have pain or limitations in personal, social or work-related activities, he or she may be entitled to a partial total disability award. These benefits are also paid according to state law.

Contact Us for More Information About Permanent Workers' Compensation Benefits

For more information regarding permanent and temporary disability benefits in New Jersey, contact us at Hendrickson & Edelstein, Attorneys at Law. There is no fee without a recovery, and our New Jersey work disability lawyers offer free consultations. Call us at 732-523-0829 or 609-435-3421 for an appointment.