Monroe Township, NJ asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey

Q: Workers Comp.

I work in food service and the doctor gave me a note stating that I can be on my feet for 3 hours total a day. My employer called me and told me that they can accommodate me for 3 hours of work a day. My question is: If I go back to work will workers comp pay me the difference of my 70percent salary? Or will I lose that benefit. Being a single mom I wouldnt be able to live on a 15 hour a week paycheck.

I work for a catering company and we have a contract with the public schools. I fell in the schools kitchen and the doctor said that my ankle may give me problems in the future and i may need surgery. Can I sue the school?

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Tim Rose
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A: 1. Yes 2. No. Workers comp should pay a portion of the difference in your normal wage and the 3 hours you actually are able to work (and its tax-free). Typically, you are unable to sue your employer for a work injury if there are not third parties involved. Seeking counsel from a NJ workers comp attorney with the specific facts of your case is advisable.

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