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At the law firm of Drazin and Warshaw, P.C., we are very familiar with the types of compensation offered in New Jersey by the workers’ compensation system. We have more than 70 years of experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation law.
Our attorneys have a reputation for only bringing legitimate claims, which makes our opposition take our cases very seriously. We build lasting relationships with our clients and learn how their injuries affect them. Using this information and our extensive medical knowledge, we are able to clearly communicate the full impact of a worker’s injury to help them obtain the compensation they are entitled to.
There are five separate types of workers’ compensation benefits:
1. Medical benefits
Workers’ compensation will pay for all legitimate medical costs, after the injury and into the future. Employers sometimes suggest you see doctors they prefer and may balk at paying for expensive but necessary treatments. A good lawyer will inform you of your right to choose a doctor and insist on having all medical costs paid.
2. Income benefits
When an injury keeps you from working for an extended period, workers’ compensation’s lost wage benefits pay a percentage of your regular earnings.
3. Specific loss benefits
Many injuries are assigned specific values by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation. A lost hand, the loss of sight, loss of hearing, amputation or disfigurement — all of these injuries have specific benefits attached to them.
4. Lump-sum settlement
Recipients have the option of receiving disability benefits over a period of time or accepting a cash settlement all at once. Our lawyers can explain the advantages and disadvantages of each.
5. Death benefits
The worst accidents are those that end a loved one’s life. Surviving family members are entitled to death benefits, including burial benefits, when a worker dies on the job, or when an injured worker dies later as a result of the injury.
Our attorneys are knowledgeable about New Jersey workers’ compensation law and alert to any opportunity to increase your total compensation. We customarily review your insurance to ensure that you are receiving all of the coverage you pay for. We also hold negligent parties accountable in third-party liability suits.
Call any of our three convenient office locations, in Red Bank, Hazlet or Brick, or contact us online to set up a time to come in and talk with us about your case. You don’t pay a fee until we obtain compensation for you.