We help injured workers fight back
At construction sites throughout New Jersey, it is common for people to work around - or directly with - electricity. Workers are trained and safety protocols must be followed. But an accident can still happen that leaves workers seriously injured. The workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC help these workers get the benefits they need and deserve after a serious electrocution accident.
There can be many sources of electricity on a construction site - including exposed wiring, frayed cords, defective power tools and high voltage power lines. Direct contact with electrical current can result in a construction accident that causes many types of injuries, including:
- Damaged muscle
- Heart problems
- Breathing problems
- Broken bones from falling off scaffolding or a ladder
Injured workers may require costly medical treatment. As a result of their injuries, they may be temporarily - or in some cases, permanently - unable to return to work. This means a loss of income. It can become difficult for working families to get by.
The workers' compensation system is supposed to help injured workers by paying for the medical treatment they need and providing them with wage benefits while they can't work. But employers can dispute claims for benefits. And insurance companies can deny coverage for needed tests, treatments or medications.
Ready to work for you
That's why it's important to have an experienced workers' compensation attorney on your side when making a claim for benefits. Our firm has been helping injured workers since 1995. Our attorneys know how to build strong cases that get results. We have won appeals and court victories on behalf of injured workers.
Employers choose the doctor who will be treating your injury. But their doctor is not fully focused on what's best for you. Some workers are told they are well enough to return to work, even though they are still in pain and have not fully recovered. That is not acceptable. If we feel you are being denied needed treatment, we will cover the costs of an independent medical evaluation and fight to have your benefits reinstated.
Some of our attorneys - including our founder, Adam Kotlar - are board-certified in the area of workers' compensation law by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Board certification is something relatively few attorneys in the state have obtained. We also have former defense attorneys on our legal team who know how to fight back against the tricks insurance companies use to pay you as little as possible.
If you were electrocuted at the workplace, we can help you with your claim for workers' compensation benefits. Call 856-751-7676 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.