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It depends on which state has jurisdiction of your workers compensation case. I'm beginning to sound like a broken record on these posts, but go see an attorney, most have free consultations. I would find someone who has licenses in NJ and PA. I'm guessing that your case would be in PA, but there may be facts that could put it in NJ.
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You need to talk to a PA workers compensation attorney. In Colorado its 2/3 of your average weekly wage but an attorney there can help you and there sould be no charge for the initial consultation
You definitely have a WC claim where you hit the ground (PA), and may have a claim in NJ if you were hired there. A NJ WC Attorney might make your life easier, but the Claim might have to be filed in PA based upon jurisdiction.
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