Bottom line is that the workers compensation company has to pay you until you reach max medical improvement, but schedule a sit-down with a local Lodi wc lawyer to discuss in full.
FYI consult with a local workers' compensation attorney ASAP
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If you filed a comp claim and your employer had insurance on the date of your accident then you are covered whether or not they go bankrupt. If they did not have insurance then you will be covered in any event by the NJ "Uninsured Employer's Fund" which is designed to protect NJ workers from this type of situation, among others. You need to hire a Comp specialist attorney on January 22, 2013....
Run, do not walk to a workers; compensation lawyer to explain all of this to you. If you already have one, then speak to him/her and ask these questions. Use Avvo find a lawyer feature to locate one near you.
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As my colleagues has already said, you should definitely consult with a workers compensation attorney as soon as possible. You can easily search for one using Avvo's find a lawyer tool http://www.avvo.com/find-a-lawyer
I don't think it can be said enough, retain an experienced workers' compensation attorney promptly. He/she will be able to evaluate all of your facts, guide you in the correct direction concerning workers' compensation benefits and other state/federal aid which you may be entitled to. Good Luck
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The workers compensation company must continue to pay you until you reach MMI. The fact that Farmland is closing is not material to the workers compensation insurance company's obligation to pay you temporary disability benefits until such time as you are declared, by a doctor, to have reached MMI. If they cut you off before you reach MMI, retain a workers compensation attorney to file a motion for the payment of temporary disability benefits to you until such time as you reach the point of maximum medical improvement ("MMI"). Regardless of the above, you will need an attorney to handle your permanent disability claim, however, there is no rush to file that claim. You have two years in NJ from the last payment of a workers compensation benefit to file your Employee Claim Petition against your employer to recover an award for your permanent injury and the payment of a benefit includes the payment of a medical bill or the payment of any money to you in temporary disability benefits.
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