In Burlington County, New Jersey
Burlington County workers who have been injured on the job deserve answers about what steps they can take to get their lives back to normal as soon as possible.
If you’ve been
injured on the job while working in Burlington County
You are probably wondering where to turn for medical and financial recovery.
Did you know?
Successfully filing a Burlington County workers’ compensation claim means your employer will have to give you time off until you are able to return to work.
Your employer will also pay your medical expenses, and you will receive ongoing income benefits
Did you know?
DART cases involve serious injuries and usually require days away from work, job transfer or restriction.
In New Jersey, 77 percent of DART cases were incidents that caused the employee to miss at least one of work.
That is higher than the national rate. Nationwide, 69 percent of serious injury casess require days away from work.
What is Workers' Comp?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance-based system that provides benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses.
Injuries must only be work related
Since the system is
no-fault, you need to only be injured at work to obtain workers’ compensation benefits.
TYPES OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS
In New Jersey, there are four types of workers’ compensation benefits.
Medical benefits cover all medical expenses related to a workplace injury or illness.
Emergency care &
Follow-up visits & therapy
Modifications to your home to accommodate the disability
If you miss more than seven days of work, you may receive TTD, which pays 70 percent of your average weekly wage, up to a maximum of 75 percent of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage.
Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits
PPD benefits are available for injuries to certain parts of the body, including arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, eyes, ears and teeth.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits
If you cannot return to work, you may be eligible for PTD benefits, which also pay 70 percent of your average weekly wage, up to the established state maximum.
permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits
Families of workers who are killed in a work accident can obtain workers’ compensation death benefits to help them pay for some of the costs associated with the tragic loss.
ALWAYS REPORT YOUR INJURY TO YOUR EMPLOYER IMMEDIATELY
After a Burlington County work injury, the first thing you should do is provide notice of the incident to your employer.
The workers’ compensation system doesn’t require you to prove your employer was at fault, but it does require you to inform them of your injury.
You are likely entitled to some form of benefits or compensation.
If you were recently injured in a BURLINGTON County work accident
At Petrillo & Goldberg Law, we have more than 25 years experience advocating for workers seeking Burlington County workers' compensation benefits.
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