Construction Vehicle Accidents
Helping injured workers in New Jersey since 1995
Construction vehicles are commonly seen at sites across the state. They receive heavy use during construction projects, and an accident can leave workers seriously injured. When workers are hurt, New Jersey's workers' compensation system is supposed to help them. The workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC fight to make sure workers get the benefits they need.
Workers injured in construction accidents usually need extensive medical treatment. This can include diagnostic tests, surgery and hospitalization, followed by months or more of physical therapy, medication and follow-up appointments. Medical expenses can add up fast. But there is less income coming in because the injured worker can't return to work.
Constructions vehicles are big, heavy and dangerous. Safety protocols are supposed to be followed to protect workers on the site. But an accident can still happen, leaving workers hurt. Types of construction vehicles include:
- Dump trucks
- Concrete mixers
- Skid loaders
- Road rollers
The injuries caused by an accident involving a construction vehicle can be severe. They include broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), internal injuries and spinal cord injuries. Some injured workers never fully recover and require lifelong care. Others take months to recover before they are able to work again.
Workers' compensation attorneys who won't back down
A worker injured in a construction vehicle accident is eligible to receive all necessary medical treatment and temporary wages while unable to work. But the employer chooses the doctor who will provide treatment. This doctor often has the employer's best interests in mind, not yours. And insurance companies routinely delay or deny coverage for treatment.
That's why you need an experienced New Jersey workers' compensation attorney to represent you in the claims process. We are only concerned with what's best for you. We're not interested in a settlement with the insurance company if it doesn't meet your needs. Our trial attorneys know how to build winning cases and will fight for you in court, if that's what it takes.
We have attorneys who are board-certified in the area of workers' compensation law by the state Supreme Court - including our founder, Adam Kotlar. It's a very rigorous process, and involves experience, reputation, continuing education and testing. But we think it's worth pursuing so we can provide even better representation to our clients.
If you were injured in a workplace accident involving a construction vehicle, learn more about how we can help you with your claim. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call 856-751-7676.