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If I get hurt while performing my part-time job, can I get more benefits if I am unable to perform full-time work because of my injury?

Yes. New Jersey reconstructs a part-time worker’s wage to that of a full-time employee when calculating workers’ compensation benefits for permanent disability if the employee intended to work full-time hours in the future and the worker is unable to work full-time because of the work injury. Workers’ compensation law bases permanent disability benefits on a percentage of a worker’s average weekly wage. When a part-time employee’s wages are reconstructed, the employee’s earnings are multiplied by 40 hours, rather than the number of hours worked, to determine the part-time worker’s average weekly wage.

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