Workers’ compensation is available primarily to cover hospital bills and other medical expenses involved in diagnosing and treating your injury or illness. However, you may also receive compensation to cover a portion of your living expenses — usually two-thirds of your regular pay — until you can return to work. If your injury is serious enough to require physical rehabilitation or job retraining, workers’ comp may cover these expenses as well.
If a loved one has died in a workplace accident, one of the best first steps is to file a workers’ compensation claim against the employer. This claim should cover survivor’s benefits like medical bills and funeral costs, but does not provide for non-monetary damages like the loss of companionship. It’s important to note that although you cannot bring a civil lawsuit against an organization for a workplace death, you may sue third parties who may have been responsible for the accident, such as negligent independent contractors and motorists.
Speak with a knowledgeable Ocean County workers’ compensation lawyer
To learn more about workers’ compensation in New Jersey, consult an experienced attorney with Berry, Sahradnik, Kotzas & Benson, P.C. right away. Our office is located in Toms River, and we serve individuals and families across New Jersey. To set up a consultation, call us today at 732-349-4800 or contact us online.