Q What are Permanent Partial Disability Benefits in New Jersey, and do I qualify for them?
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits are a special section of New Jersey worker’s compensation. Broadly speaking, it provides additional income for workers who have been injured, but who will never fully recover from the injury, such as workers who have lost a limb, been blinded, or suffered a loss of mobility. These people may be able to return to work, but not in the same capacity they had before their injury.
In most cases, workers will receive temporary benefits while they are unable to work and undergoing active medical care. Employees who have been disabled for more than seven days can then apply for Permanent Partial Benefits, which will continue to support the injured worker as long as his condition does not improve.
Permanent Partial Disbility (PPD) in New Jersey
Like most New Jersey Social Security benefits, the amount a worker could receive for a partial disability varies. The calculations largely depend on the location and severity of the injury. For instance, a worker who has lost 10% of his dominant hand function will receive less than an employee whose foot was amputated due to a mechanical injury.
Determining your level of injury can be difficult—and can greatly affect the amount of compensation you receive. The legal team at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. can help you understand your rights and get you the payments you need for your medical bills and costs of living—and we charge you nothing unless we win your case.
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