Workers' compensation attorneys who fight for your rights
New Jersey is home to many of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country. Together, they employ thousands of workers. But as in any industry, work accidents can happen that leave workers injured and unable to do their jobs, at least temporarily. As a result, they are often faced with mounting medical bills and less income coming in.
The New Jersey workplace injury attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC help injured workers get the workers' compensation benefits they deserve. This includes the medical treatment they need to recover from their injury as much as possible. It also includes wage benefits while their injury prevents them from working.
As with other manufacturing plants, there are hazards in pharmaceutical plants that can lead to a work accident. Workers are exposed to machinery and hazardous materials. Many jobs involve regular lifting or repetitive motion. Workers can slip and fall or be struck by a falling object. Pharmaceutical workers can suffer a wide range of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Back injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Respiratory injuries or illness
- Repetitive stress injuries
Depending on the nature and severity of their injury, workers may need surgery, medication and physical therapy. There may be multiple follow-up tests and appointments. Medical expenses can add up very quickly, just as there is less income coming in because the injury leaves a worker unable to work.
Helping you get the benefits you need
Injured workers are eligible for medical treatment and wage benefits under New Jersey's workers' compensation system. But the claims process is not easy to navigate. By law, employers can send you to a doctor they choose, one who won't have your best interests in mind. And insurance companies often delay or deny benefits.
That's why you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney to handle your claim. One who has a thorough knowledge of the workers' compensation laws and how the system works. One who fights hard for clients and has earned the respect from defense attorneys and insurance adjusters.
Our firm has been helping injured workers since 1995. We know how to build a strong case for benefits and how to advance your claim. If needed, we'll arrange for an independent medical evaluation. And if the appeals process does not result in the approval of the benefits you need, we will fight for you in court.
Our staff of attorneys includes some who used to represent insurance companies, as well some who are board-certified in workers' compensation law by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. We are ready to fight on your behalf. If you've been injured in a pharmaceutical plant accident, call us at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation.