Legal Question in Disability Law in New Jersey

I slipped and fell in my house and was out of work for 3 days and my office manager called and said I had to put in for short-term disability so I did and I wound up needing knee surgery and I had nerve damage in my other leg. My company kept denying my short-term disability even after I gave them everything they asked for. I eventually had to put in for S.S. permanent disability and was approved in less than 6 months. My company just called me and asked when I was coming back to work and I told them I was granted S.S. permanent disability and they told me I would be Terminated. What can I do? I am loseing my house and we had to file for chapter 13. and my marriage is faulty.

Asked on 12/11/09, 6:52 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Locksley Wade Law Office of Locksley O. Wade

An employer's insurance is usually for on the job injuries (e.g. Worker's Comp.) unless you have a supplement policy that covers you injuries away from work. If you do not have such a policy, unfortunately, your employer can terminate your employment. I would suggest that you try to work something out with your employer on possible return as soon-as you are medically cleared by your physician.

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Answered on 12/22/09, 8:01 am


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