Experienced law firm serving injured workers in New Jersey
People who work in the food service industry prepare and serve food for the public in restaurants and at private functions. It can be strenuous work, and work accidents are common. This can result in an injury that requires medical treatment and leaves the injured worker unable to go back to work.
At Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC in New Jersey, our workers' compensation attorneys help injured workers in the food service industry get the benefits they should be getting after an accident. These benefits include medical treatment needed to treat an injury. They also include temporary wage benefits while the worker is recovering.
There are many jobs in the food service industry, including wait staff, hosts and hostesses, bartenders, cooks and dishwashers. These jobs often require physical labor and being on your feet for several hours a shift. Depending on the specific job, food service work can require lifting, bending, working with sharp knives, and repetitive motion.
Injuries that can occur in a work accident in the food service industry include:
- Sprains and strains
- Knee and leg injuries
- Back injuries
- Eye injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
The workers' compensation claims process can be confusing and frustrating. Employers can dispute the claim for benefits. Insurance companies can deny approval for necessary treatment. The laws and the appeals process can be complicated.
If you've been injured, we can help
That's why you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney to help you move your claim forward. Since 1995, our firm has been helping injured workers get the benefits they need and deserve in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. We know how to build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. We fight back against the tactics they use to pay you as little as possible.
One trick insurance companies like to use is seeking full access to your medical records. They are looking for information they can use against you. Our attorneys resist this unnecessary intrusion into your privacy and have successfully fought to limit the scope of discovery requests concerning your medical records.
By law, your employer chooses the doctor who will treat your injury. If we feel you are not receiving adequate care, or if the doctor declares you ready to return to work while you are still in pain, we'll take action. We can arrange for you to get an independent medical examination and will aggressively fight to have your benefits restored.
If you are a food service worker who has suffered an injury in a work accident, learn more about how we can help. Schedule your free consultation by calling 856-751-7676.