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Paterson Attorneys for Total Disability Claims

What Happens If I Cannot Work Again?

Some workplace accidents cause catastrophic, disabling injuries that prevent the injured worker from ever holding gainful employment again. Permanent total disability (PTD) benefits are available when this occurs. Permanent total disability benefits are paid weekly for at least 450 weeks. If after 450 weeks of benefits you are still totally disabled, the payments continue.

These claims can be very complicated, involving nuances that only an experienced workers' compensation lawyer will be aware of. For more than 50 years, people across New Jersey have entrusted the law firm of Kaplan & Kaplan Counsellors at Law to handle their workers' compensation claims. You can count on our vast experience and our tenacious work effort to tirelessly advocate for your total disability benefits.

How Is Total Disability Determined?

After a workplace injury, you will go through a period of treatment, rehabilitation and any other steps necessary to improve your condition. Eventually, you will reach your Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). At that time, you will be rated and a doctor will determine whether the injury is something that you will carry forever.

How Much Compensation Is Available to a Totally Disabled Person?

In New Jersey, permanent total disability is equal to 70 percent of the workers' average weekly wage. As mentioned above, PTD is paid for 450 weeks, at which point you must come back to ensure that the injury persists. If it does, then the PTD payments continue for the rest of your life.

Proven Hackensack Disability Claim Lawyers

Attorney Bernard Kaplan founded our firm in the early 1960s. His son Kenneth Kaplan joined the practice more than 15 years ago. The firm proudly continues to stand up for workers' rights throughout Passaic County, Bergen County, Essex County and beyond. Whether you were permanently disabled in a construction site accident, in an on-the-job car accident or in any other type of accident at work, rely on Kaplan & Kaplan Counsellors at Law to present the strongest possible case on your behalf.

Contact a Wayne Lawyer for Workers' Compensation and Disability Claims

Our Paterson lawyers for total disability provide a free initial consultation to all potential clients. We take all workers' compensation cases on a no recovery, no fee basis. To get started, call toll free at 800-724-5346, locally at 973-988-1101 or contact our law firm online.

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