Helping injured workers get the benefits they need
Healthcare workers have jobs at hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, private homes, private practices and ambulance services. A work accident can happen anywhere that leaves them with serious injuries and in need of medical treatment themselves. A workers' compensation attorney at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can help them get the benefits they deserve. We handle cases throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
Work accidents can happen to nurses, nurse's aides, doctors, orderlies, nursing home workers, home health aides or emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Working in health care can be chaotic and unpredictable, and the risk of accidents is sometimes high. Types of accidents that can occur in health care include:
- Lifting injuries while transferring patients
- Slipping and falling on spilled bodily fluids
- Exposure to infectious diseases
- Needle sticks
- Assault by uncooperative patients
- Cuts from sharp instruments
- A motor vehicle crash while transporting a patient
Health care workers hurt on the job are entitled to workers' compensation benefits that pay for their medical treatment and provide temporary wages while they can't work. But the insurance companies that provide these benefits do what they can to keep payments low. As a result, health care workers who have jobs helping others don't get the help they need when they need it most.
That's not right, and we don't stand for it. Our attorneys fight to get injured workers the full amount of benefits they need and deserve. If treatment is denied because their doctor says you no longer need treatment, we will help you get another medical opinion. If the insurance company delays approval of needed tests or medication, we take quick action to speed up the process.
Some of our attorneys, including founder Adam Kotlar, are board-certified in the area of workers' compensation law by the New Jersey Supreme Court. (Fewer than 3% of attorneys in New Jersey are certified in any area of specialty.) Many of our attorneys lead seminars and take active roles in workers' compensation advocacy groups.
Other attorneys seek quick settlement offers that leave clients with fewer benefits then they deserve. That's not the way we do things. When we take a case, we finish what we start. That means we are determined to resolve your case in a way that meets your needs, even if that means fighting for you in court.
If you have a job in health care and were hurt in a work accident, call us at 856-751-7676. We can review your case and go over your options during your free consultation.