Freehold Workers Compensation
Our attorneys are dedicated to helping pursue full benefits for your claim
The New Jersey workers compensation system uses complex criteria to determine the benefits you can receive for virtually any given situation after a workplace injury. Most minor injuries are fairly compensated with relatively little effort. But when injuries are severe or result in temporary or total disability, it is often advisable to seek the assistance of a Freehold workers compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. to ensure you receive the full benefits you deserve for your situation.
Options for workers’ compensation benefits
Many variables can affect your ability to collect the full benefits you require. Your workers comp attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. can help navigate the complex requirements as you pursue any of the following benefits:
- Medical benefits: This includes all necessary and reasonable medical treatment and hospitalization, including prescriptions. In most cases, your employer has the right to designate the treating physician. But if an emergency exists—or if your employer refuses to provide medical treatment—, you can choose a treating physician, as long as you notify your employer as soon as possible.
- Temporary total disability benefits: You can receive 70 percent of your average wage, subject to certain restrictions, if you are disabled for more than seven days. These benefits typically end when you are released to work in some capacity, or if additional care can no longer improve your condition. In the latter case, you may qualify for some form of permanent benefits.
- Permanent partial benefits: The system uses a complex schedule of rates and allowed disabilities to determine the benefit amount when a workplace accident leaves you partially disabled. Depending on a number of variables, these benefits can extend from 90 to 600 weeks.
- Permanent total benefits: In cases when an injury is so severe that the employee is unable to return to any type of gainful employment, the system can grant benefits extending to 450 weekly payments, which can be further extended provided the employee can prove he or she remains unable to earn wages
- Death benefits: When an employee dies from a workplace injury, his or her immediate dependents may be eligible to receive death benefits. In addition to a payment of up to $3,500 in funeral expenses, the surviving spouse and children can share weekly benefits of 70 percent of the deceased worker's weekly wage based on certain limitations.
Freehold workers’ comp lawyer
If you think that you have a workers compensation case, contact the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. to set up a free consultation. We only receive a fee if we obtain a recovery for you.