We build winning cases for injured workers
An accident can happen at any job. But construction sites are especially dangerous workplaces. Construction workers are injured every year on sites throughout New Jersey. The workers' compensation system is supposed to provide them with benefits, but the claims process can be difficult. The Cherry Hill workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can help.
A construction accident injury can have a significant impact on workers and their families. Workers with a serious injury often require extensive treatment, and the medical bills add up quickly. And since they can't work because of their injury, less money is coming in. But other bills don't stop coming in - rent, mortgage payments, car payments, grocery bills. It can become very hard for families to get by during this time.
Construction accidents happen for many different reasons. There are many hazards on construction sites. Workers use power tools, sometimes high above ground on scaffolding or ladders. Heavy equipment and construction vehicles are used. Materials including steel beam, boards, brick and concrete are transported and set in place. There are safety measures that must be followed. Even so, an accident can happen in an instant.
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- Construction Vehicle Accidents
- Nail Gun Accidents
- Road Work Zone Accidents
- Electrocution Injuries
- Crane Accidents
- Falls from Heights
- Trench Collapses
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The injuries suffered in a construction accident can be very serious. Workers can suffer head and brain injuries, lifting injuries, knee and leg injuries, arm and shoulder injuries or broken bones. Some injuries can be life-altering, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury. It can take months for an injured worker to recover from an injury. Some never fully recover.
Serious injuries often require extensive medical treatment. There are diagnostic tests. Surgery may be involved. There can be months of physical therapy, medication, home medical equipment and follow-up appointments. The costs of this care can become overwhelming in a very short time.
Helping injured workers since 1995
In New Jersey, injured workers are eligible for all medical treatment related to their injuries, as well as temporary wage benefits while they are unable to work. But getting the benefits they deserve can be a complicated process.
Employers can dispute claims. Insurance companies can delay or deny needed tests or treatment. Too often, injured workers don't get the help they need. They are often told they are well enough to go back to work, even though they are still hurting. Insurance companies have lawyers to look out for their interests. Who will look out for yours?
Our law firm has been helping injured construction workers get the benefits they need and deserve since 1995 in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
Your case matters here
If insurance companies delay or deny your claim, we take action. If denied, we appeal to the Division of Workers' Compensation. In some cases, we may cover the cost of an independent medical evaluation. If we are not satisfied with the outcome of the appeals process, our trial attorneys are ready to fight for you in court, where we have a record of getting results.
Some of our attorneys are board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the area of workers' compensation law. Others are board-certified in civil trial law. Our founder, Adam Kotlar, is one of only four attorneys in the state who is board-certified in both areas. Our attorneys have trial experience. We are ready to fight for you.
If you've been injured in a construction accident, call us at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation at one of our five offices. If you can't come to us, we will come to you.