How to Recover Your Income After a New Jersey Construction Accident

Don’t Lose Your Income Because of a New Jersey Construction Accident Injury

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

You have a lot to think about after a New Jersey construction accident. First and foremost, you need to get medical care for your injuries. Once your physical needs are met, however, you may find yourself concerned about the financial implications of your injuries. How will you pay your bills if you are out of work and not receiving a paycheck?

The Answer Depends on the Cause of Your Accident and the Extent of Your Injuries

Generally, you have two options available to you to recover your lost income after a New Jersey construction accident. Those options may include:

  • New Jersey workers’ compensation. If your accident injuries leave you disabled for seven or more days then you may be able to recover temporary disability benefits of up to 70% of your wages, not to exceed the maximum limit set by law. These benefits are available to you while you are disabled and under active medical care. Once you reach the maximum medical improvement or are cleared to go back to work then these benefits may cease.
  • New Jersey personal injury lawsuit damages. If you have been injured because of the negligence of a third party then you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and recover damages for past and future lost income incurred as a result of your accident.

Other government or private programs may also be relevant to your case and may be discussed with your lawyer or a financial advisor.

Call a New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyer Today to Learn More About Your Rights and Your Possible Recovery

Lost wages may be a significant part of your New Jersey construction accident recovery. For more information about how to recover lost income, please contact an experienced New Jersey construction lawyer today at 1-800-362-9329 or via this website. We also invite you to learn more about your rights and your potential recovery by reading our FREE informational brochure: Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone .