An overview of workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey

| Mar 11, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation benefits are vital benefits for many injured workers and their families to help guide them through the recovery process as they recover from injuries suffered on-the-job. Workers’ compensation benefits can also help spouses and children who have suffered the loss of their spouse or parent at work. As a result, it is important for injured workers and their families to be familiar with the different types of workers’ compensation benefits available to them in New Jersey.

Workers’ compensation benefits are available for injured workers for injuries that happened on the job and to family members in circumstances of a fatal workplace accidents. Workers’ compensation benefits are paid by the employer or employer’s insurance carriers. Workers’ compensation benefits can include benefits for medical care and treatment and lost wages during the rehabilitation period.

In addition, workers’ compensation benefits may be available for disability in applicable circumstances. Workers’ compensation benefits for temporary disability, permanent partial disability or permanent total disability may also be available depending on the situation. Another type of workers’ compensation benefits that may be available based on the circumstances are death benefits for surviving family members of a loved one killed on-the-job. Dependents, including a surviving spouse and natural children living at home, may be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits for lost wages and funeral expenses.

It is essential for injured workers and their families to know where they can turn when they have been injured at work. Understanding how workers’ compensation benefits can help, and when they can receive them, is valuable information for injured workers and their families to have.

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