What Are The Different Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits in New Jersey?
Medical Benefits: Employers are required to pay for reasonabke injury-related medical treatment including: -Doctor's Visits - Prescribitions - Hospital Care - Rehab or Physical Therapy
Temporary Total Disability: If you miss more than 7 days of work due to a work-related injury, you may recieve up to 70% of your average weekly pay.
Permanent Partial Disability: When your workplace injury results in a partial but permanent disability, your benefit will be based on a percentage if certain scheduled or nonscheduled losses
Permanent Total Disability: When an injury is permanent and prevents you from returning to gainful employment, you are entitled to permanent total benefits, which last for 450 weeks.
Death Benefits: If a loved one died as a result of work-related injuries, that person's survivors may be entitled to benefits. Benefits, which are paid weekly, are 70 percent of the deceased worker's weekly wage, with limitations.
What If My Employer is Uninsured?
If you are injured while working for an uninsured employer, you are still eligible for benefits. You can apply to the Division’s Unemployed Insurers Fund.