Long-Term and Permanent Injuries
Helping injured workers throughout New Jersey
Unfortunately, in some workplace accidents, workers are left with long-term or permanent injuries. These workers are eligible for permanent disability benefits in the workers' compensation system. But getting these benefits can be a difficult process. The New Jersey workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can help.
Workers in New Jersey who have suffered long-term or permanent work injuries are eligible for two types of benefits:
- Permanent partial benefits-The worker may be able to work again but has suffered a disability in one or more parts of the body. Benefits are based on losses categorized as "scheduled" (a loss involving the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, eyes, ears or teeth) or "non-scheduled" (a loss involving other parts of the body, such as the back, heart and lungs).
- Permanent total benefits-The injury has left the worker unable to return to any type of job. Weekly benefits are provided for 450 weeks and may be extended after that.
As with other types of workers' compensation benefits, employer and insurance companies can challenge claims for permanent disability benefits. For example, the doctor they chose to treat your injury may question the severity of your injury. The insurance company may claim you are still able to work.
We know how to get results
That's why you need to have an experienced workers' compensation attorney fighting for you. Our firm has been helping injured workers seeking permanent disability benefits since 1995. We know how insurance companies try to avoid their responsibility. More importantly, we know how to navigate the workers' compensation system to help you get the benefits you need and deserve.
Our firm has established relationships with medical providers and expert witnesses who can help us prove you qualify for permanent disability benefits. If we feel you are being unfairly denied benefits, we will cover the costs of experts and independent medical evaluations to help build a stronger case.
And if we are not satisfied with the outcome of the appeals process with the Division of Workers' Compensation, will fight for you in court. Our trial attorneys are highly skilled litigators and know how to break down complicated legal matters in a way that helps juries understand, using powerful visual aids such as illustrations and digital displays.
Our experienced legal team includes board-certified workers' compensation attorneys and former insurance company defense attorneys. Put your trust in us. We are ready to fight for you. Call us at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation.