Road Work Zone Accidents
Workers' compensation attorneys who work for you
Everybody who drives is familiar with road construction work, which we tend to see as being inconvenient. It's important work, but it's also dangerous. There are many risks to workers' safety, and a construction accident can leave them seriously injured. They may face overwhelming medical expenses and can be left without an income while they miss work.
The workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC know how working families can be impacted after road work zone accident. The injury can have a physical, emotional and financial effect. We help injured workers get the workers' compensation benefits they need after their injury in New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania.
There are many ways a construction worker could be injured in a road work project, including:
- Being hit by a passing car or truck
- Construction vehicle accident
- Accident involving pneumatic tools, such as a jackhammer
- Slipping and falling
- Falling from a height
- Falling into a pit or ditch
- Being struck by construction materials, such as a steel beam
Construction workers may suffer injuries to the head, neck, back or shoulder; broken bones; internal injuries; traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury. They may need diagnostic tests, surgery and hospitalization, followed by months of physical therapy and medication. Some workers may never fully recover from their injuries.
Fighting for injured workers
The workers' compensation system is supposed to pay for needed medical treatment and provide wage loss benefits while a worker is unable to return to the job. But employers and insurance companies have the advantage, and workers can be denied the full amount of benefits they should receive.
Our law firm has been helping injured workers fight insurance companies to get the benefits they need since 1995. We know how to build strong cases that get results. Our attorneys provide aggressive representation of your rights during the appeals process, all the way through to court, if needed.
Under New Jersey law, employers choose the doctor who will treat your injuries. But this doctor won't likely have your best interests in mind. We will. If we feel you are being denied the treatment you need, we will cover the costs of an independent medical examination. Then we will fight to have your benefits reinstated.
If the insurance company delays approval of a recommended test or medication, we will contact them and push for a quick response. The insurance company may also make you a quick settlement offer. But if it doesn't meet your needs, we aren't interested. We will negotiate for a more favorable settlement or fight for a better resolution.
Call us at 856-751-7676 to learn more about how we can help you with your claim. We can go over your options and answer your questions during your free consultation.