Under New Jersey workers' compensation law, if you
have suffered a workplace accident or occupational
disease that results in a permanent disability you are
entitled to disability compensation. At the Law Office
of E. Gregory. M. Cannarozzi,
Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. in Oradell, attorney
Cannarozzi will help you get the benefits you deserve.
Contact us at the Law Office of E. Gregory M.
Cannarozzi in Oradell to arrange a free consultation
with a workers' compensation lawyer about partial/full
permanent disability benefits.
Calculating a permanent partial / full disability
If you have suffered a loss such as the amputation of
your fingers, a hand, or a foot in a manufacturing
accident, or if you became deaf or blind as the result
of a gas explosion on a construction site, your
permanent disability can be clearly described. The
amount of your benefit will be calculated using a chart
published by the New Jersey Division of Workers'
Compensation. The chart lists body parts (hand, arm, all
fingers, leg, foot, toes, eyes, and ears). Ranging from
1-100%, the percentage of loss of the use of the body
part and the impact on your ability to do your job will
determine the amount of compensation you are eligible to
The benefit for a permanent partial disability or
permanent total disability that is not on the chart (an
unscheduled loss) is more difficult to calculate. Some
of the most devastating
workplace injuries fall into this category:
- Neck and back injuries resulting in
quadriplegia, paraplegia, or some other paralysis or
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting in
permanent brain damage
- A torn rotator cuff injury, herniated lumbar
disc/cervical disc, knee injury, shoulder injury, or
other orthopedic or soft tissue injury
- Psychological injuries, including posttraumatic
stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety
- Lung injuries and heart conditions
When representing a client with a work-related
permanent disability that does not appear on the chart,
we will send our client to an independent doctor for an
evaluation. Then, using the evaluation of our client's
doctor and the workers' comp doctor, our attorneys will
negotiate with the insurance company to arrive at a fair
value for the permanent disability claim. If the
insurance company does not agree to a fair value, our
lawyer will go to trial to fight for fair compensation.
This is an area where you need a lawyer with the proper
experience - if the doctor referral or negotiations are
not handled correctly, it may permanently damage your
right to receive permanent disability benefits.
Contact a lawyer about a permanent disability
At the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi,
Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. in
Oradell, New Jersey, our workplace accident staff is
committed to helping injured workers entitled to
compensation receive fair treatment. If you have
suffered a permanent partial or total disability in a
workplace accident, it is important to have a lawyer to
review your claim in order to see that you are being
treated fairly. Please call (866)784-2285 Ext. 101 or
E-mail our office at
to arrange a free consultation.
Do you have a claim against a person other
than your employer for an employment-related injury?
Third Party Claims.
We cover Bergen County,
Passaic County, Hudson County, and Morris County in New Jersey. We also cover
New York City & Rockland County, New York. Call us today at (866) 784-2285