Unfortunately, some workers in the state of New Jersey are injured so badly that they are never able to return to work. Under those circumstances, your attorney should seek total disability benefits. This means the injured worker will receive benefits and medical care for the rest of their life for the injured body part. Sometimes, the work injury is the sole cause of your disability. Under these circumstances, the cases are fairly straightforward. However, sometimes the injury sustained on the job is not enough to keep you out of work forever but the worker has a previous disability or illness. This combination can result in a permanent disability. In the state of New Jersey, there is a specific fund called The Second Injury Fund that can help pay for your disability. If you or a loved one has been injured at work in New Jersey, please call New Jersey workers' compensation attorney Manfred Ricciardelli at 877-360-0183 to get straight answers about your rights and a free consultation.