Payments are based on a special chart applicable for the year of your injury. Each body part is valued at a specific number of weeks. The rate at which each week is paid depends upon your wage. The following examples assume that your weekly wage is at least $635. The weekly rate cannot exceed 70% of your gross weekly wage. If you earn $200 per week in gross wages, your weekly permanent partial disability benefit rate cannot exceed $140 per week. In that event, your permanency award would be less than the following examples.
|· 20% of the thumb = 15 weeks at $239.00 per week = $3,585.00|
|· 20% of the hand = 49 weeks @ 239.00 per week = $11,711.00|
|· 20% of the leg = 63 weeks @ $239.00 per week = $15,057.00|
|· 20% of the back = 120 weeks @ $257.00 per week = $30,840.00|
|· 50% of the thumb = 37.5 weeks @ $239.00 per week = $8,962.50|
|· 50% of the hand = 122.5 weeks @ $258.10 per week = $31,617.50|
|· 50% of the leg = 157.5 weeks @ $277.35 per week =$ 43,683.00|
|· 50% of the back = 300 weeks @ $598.00 per week = $179,400.00|
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*State of NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development
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