Fighting for the rights of injured construction workers
Cranes are vital pieces of equipment at many construction sites. They allow extremely heavy items - such as steel beams and concrete forms - to be lifted and set in place. But while safety precautions are usually taken, crane accidents can happen that leave construction workers hurt. Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC helps injured workers get the workers' compensation benefits they deserve.
Types of cranes used at construction sites include:
- Mobile cranes
- Telescopic cranes
- Tower cranes
- Truck-mounted cranes
- Overhead cranes
Because of their size and heavy payloads, a crane accident can cause serious and often catastrophic injuries. These include broken bones, head injuries, back injuries, amputations, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. It may take months or longer for an injured worker to recover. Some workers are left with permanent injuries.
Crane injuries can have a devastating impact on construction workers and their families. The injured worker often requires extensive medical treatment that can put a physical, emotional and financial toll on the family. There is less money coming in because the injured worker can't go back to the job. But bills still keep coming in.
The workers' compensation system is designed to cover needed medical treatment and provide wage benefits. But the process can be complicated and frustrating. Employers choose the doctor who will be treating your injury. And insurance companies often look for ways to pay you as little as possible.
Experience that gets results
Our attorneys fight to get you the benefits you deserve. We challenge any denials for testing, medication or treatment that you need. In some cases, we will even pay for an independent medical evaluation to help move your claim forward.
We have a thorough knowledge of the workers' compensation system and have successfully fought for benefits in appeals before the Division of Workers' Compensation as well as trials in state court. We are not interested in making a quick settlement with the insurance company. Our goal is to get a resolution of your case that meets all your needs.
Some of the attorneys in our firm, including founder Adam Kotlar, have been board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the area of workers' compensation law after a thorough and rigorous process. Some of our attorneys used to represent insurance companies and know the tactics they use to deny claims. Because of our team litigation approach, you get the benefit of our combined experience.
If you or a loved one was injured in a crane accident on a construction site, call us today at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation at any one of our five offices. If you can't come to us, we can come to you - to your home, your hospital room or anywhere that is convenient for you.