Falls From Heights
When you've been injured on the job, we go to work
Many workers do their jobs high above the ground. But a construction accident can send them falling, resulting in a serious injury that can have a significant impact on their entire family. The workers' compensation system is supposed to help injured workers, but the claim process can be frustrating and confusing. Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can help.
Some construction workers use ladders when working at heights. Others use scaffolding. Some are even suspended in midair using a harness system. Safety precautions are required to be taken on construction sites. But an accident can still happen that causes a worker to fall.
There are a wide range of injuries that workers can suffer from a fall, depending on many factors, such as how high they were off the ground. An injured worker could suffer:
- Sprains and strains
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- A head injury
- A back injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- A spinal cord injury
A worker who falls from a height may need surgery and hospitalization, followed by months of physical therapy, medication and follow-up appointments. Some may need home medical equipment and home health care. Their medical expenses can become overwhelming very quickly.
A workers' compensation firm that gets results
In New Jersey, the employer gets to choose the doctor who will be treating your injuries. The problem is that their doctor typically is looking out for their needs rather than what is best for you. As a result, you may not get the treatment you need, or you will be cleared to return to work even though you are still in pain and have not fully recovered. It also means you lose wage benefits.
We don't find that acceptable. We challenge any decisions that deprive you of the treatment you need for your injuries. In some cases, we even pay for the cost of an independent medical evaluation and consultations with experts who can prove you need treatment and aren't ready to go back to work.
Since 1995, we have been helping injured workers get the workers' compensation benefits they need and deserve. Our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of the laws and how the system works. We build strong cases and have successfully fought for benefits for injured workers during appeals and jury trials.
We're not interested in making a quick settlement deal with the insurance company that doesn't meet your needs. We start with the end in mind - the best possible resolution of your case. And we are prepared to fight all the way to court toward that goal.
If you've been injured after falling from a height, learn more about how we can help you with your workers' compensation claim. Call us at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.