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Workplace injury benefits in Atlantic County cover any injury, injuries sustained because of working conditions, or death sustained while working on-the-job. Employers are required to carry insurance coverage for every employee, and the amount of coverage is the same regardless of duty, industry, or profession.
Under New Jersey workers compensation law, you are entitled to 70% of your salary while you are recovering and unable to work. An Atlantic County workers' comp settlement will include other benefits. All medical bills will be paid by the employer and depending upon the disability, you may be eligible to receive a lump settlement. Other benefits you may receive are temporary or permanent disability compensation, replacement of lost wages, physical rehabilitation costs, and death benefits for surviving dependents.
Workplace injury benefits are extremely comprehensive in New Jersey. Workplace injuries can range from a minor slip and fall to fatal accidents. Compensation can include monies awarded for occupational injuries resulting from environmental workplace conditions or repetitive movement injuries. When the workplace accident results in death, eligible dependents will receive weekly compensation, payment of burial expenses, and medical expenses.
A word of caution: Since employers are required to carry insurance coverage, employers and insurance providers work together to select the medical provider of their choice for your treatment and recovery. They may try to underestimate the true extent of your injuries to pay as little as possible.
It is in your best interest to find specialized Atlantic City wage claim lawyers who can explain the laws and your rights, and fight insurance providers for the workers' comp settlement you deserve. Call the experienced workers compensation attorneys of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Warrington at 888-675-7607 to set up a free legal consultation.