New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Secures Your Benefits
Board-certified trial lawyer in Succasunna maximizes benefits for injured workers
If you have been injured at work, are you getting the full range of workers’ compensation benefits you’re entitled to? Are you unhappy with your treating physician’s assessment of your condition? Have you been denied a second opinion on a treatment plan? If you’re like too many injured workers, you’ve had obstacles tossed in your path as you’ve tried to access the benefits you deserve. That means frustration and financial loss, not to mention a further deterioration of your health because you’re not getting proper treatment. At Kevin T. Kutyla, Esq., I am determined to help. For more than 25 years, I have assisted workers in Sussex County, Morris County, and throughout New Jersey in getting the compensation they deserve for work-related injury and illness. I am passionate about improving the lives of my clients, by getting them unfettered access to medical treatment and maximizing their income replacement benefits. If you have been told you cannot choose a doctor or a treatment plan, cleared for work while you’re still in pain, or offered an inadequate disability settlement, I will fight for you to deliver the best outcome possible.
Your benefits under New Jersey workers’ compensation
Eligible workers are entitled to numerous benefits under New Jersey compensation law, including:
- Medical benefits — Insurance pays for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to the workplace injury or illness.
- Temporary disability benefits — Injured employees who cannot work during their recovery period are entitled to 70 percent wage replacement, subject to a maximum 75 percent of the statewide average weekly wage.
- Permanent partial disability benefits — An employee who suffers a permanent loss of some bodily function, but is still able to work, is entitled to weekly benefits.
- Permanent total disability benefits — An employee whose injury or illness prevents him from maintaining gainful employment is entitled to weekly benefits at 70 percent of his normal wage.
- Death benefits — The surviving spouse and dependents receive 70 percent of the deceased worker’s usual wage. Employers are required to pay $3,500 in funeral expenses.
A work-related injury can devastate your family’s financial security. If you’ve been hurt on the job, you deserve every bit of your workers’ compensation benefits. I’ll fight for those benefits to protect your family from unnecessary hardship.
Common obstacles to workers’ compensation benefits in Morris County
Workers’ compensation is designed as a no-fault insurance policy, so accessing your benefits should be a smooth process. Unfortunately, too many workers face opposition at various stages of the process. I help workers overcome a wide range of conflicts within the workers’ comp system, including:
- Denials of eligibility
- Denials of second opinions
- Conflicts over treatment plans
- Being cleared to return to work too soon
- Low disability ratings
- Disability settlements
- Reopening cases
- Denials of claims
Whether you are requesting a certain form of treatment, want a second opinion about your readiness to return to work, or need help negotiating a settlement for total disability, I fight aggressively to deliver the results you need.
Contact a board-certified trial lawyer for worker’s comp assistance in Morris County
If you are hurt on the job, you can trust Kevin T. Kutyla, Esq. to fight for your workers’ compensation benefits. For more than 25 years, I have provided passionate legal representation for injured workers in Sussex and Morris counties and throughout New Jersey. Call 862-354-8931 or contact me online to schedule an appointment. My office is conveniently located in Succasunna at 15 Commerce Boulevard, just off Route 10.