The Benefits Of Workers' Compensation

The purpose of New Jersey workers' compensation system is to provide accident insurance for workers hurt on the job. Every New Jersey employer who has three or more employees pays this state or federal (for federal employees) program. The benefits are designed to help you with medical, rehabilitation and income. It can also provide money to dependents if the injured party is killed on the job. Workers are covered the first day they are on the job even if they are part time.

Work injury attorney Paul Femia has been serving the workers of New Jersey for more than 30 years. He has worked to protect the rights of hundreds of clients and tried cases at local and federal level as well as the special court system set up for workers' compensation cases. We understand the intricacies of workers' compensation law and can help you appeal a judgment even if your claim is denied at first or the initial amount is insufficient.

Important First Steps To File A Workers' Compensation Claim

There are a couple of important actions to successfully begin the process of filing a workers' compensation claim in New Jersey. These include:

  • Notify your employer immediately: Some employees are afraid that admitting that they were injured on the job will jeopardize their employment status.
  • Seek medical help as soon as possible: Not only can a doctor provide important medical care and treatment that can prevent the injury from getting worse, a visit to the doctor also documents the time of the injury and its severity.

What Workers' Comp Benefits Cover

Once the employee applies for workers' compensation, the insurance company will determine whether your claim is valid. If approved, they then receive benefits for the following:

  • All medical care expense from injury or illness
  • 70 percent of average weekly income

  • Benefits in you are permanently injured
  • The cost of retraining if worker cannot
  • The surviving spouse can receive these benefits until they remarry

It is advisable to contact a workers' compensation lawyer like Paul Femia if your claim is rejected. We can walk you through the appeals process and help you fight the insurance providers.

Contact Paul Femia Law To Find Out More About Workers' Compensation

Call our office in Elizabeth at 908-845-4517 or use our Contact page. Initial consultations for workplace accidents are free and confidential.