At the New Jersey workers’ comp law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we often get questions about what benefits are available through workers’ compensation. The following will help answer questions about workers’ comp coverage.
The medical benefits of workers’ compensation are intended to cover doctor visits, medication, and surgeries related to identifying and treating your injury or illness. Should you need special therapy or equipment to deal with your injury, workers’ comp will cover these costs as well.
Disability benefits are meant to compensate you for wages while your injury or illness makes it impossible for you to work.
If your injury or illness falls into one of these categories, your disability benefits will be based upon the amount you were earning prior to your injury—typically, two-thirds of your regular wages. You will not have to pay income tax on the benefits you collect.
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