Our attorneys fight for your right to benefits
Each day throughout New Jersey, retail workers keep store shelves stocked and help customers with their purchases. But a work accident can leave them injured and unable to do their jobs. The workers' compensation system is supposed to pay for their medical treatment and provide temporary wages while they can't work. But it's never quite that simple.
Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC has been helping injured workers get the benefits they need and deserve since 1995. Our New Jersey workers' compensation attorneys know how to build strong cases and successfully navigate the claims process. We're not interested in quick settlements from the insurance company. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
Examples of retail jobs include sales personnel, stock clerks, maintenance workers and truck drivers. Some workers spend long shifts on their feet. Others have jobs that require repeated lifting of heavy boxes. Truck drivers load and deliver merchandise.
A work accident can happen at any time, leaving a worker injured. The accident may involve a slip and fall, lifting, falling objects or a motor vehicle crash. Injuries that can occur in retail stores include sprains and strains, broken bones, back injuries, knee and leg injuries, head and brain injuries and repetitive stress injuries.
When you've been hurt, we can help
Under New Jersey law, when a worker files a workers' compensation claim, the employer chooses the doctor who will provide treatment. The problem with this approach is that the doctor has the employer's best interests in mind, not yours. And the insurance company paying the benefits will try to pay you as little as they possibly can.
If you are denied benefits that you should be receiving, we take quick action. We will contact the insurance company and push for a reversal of their decision. If they won't agree to give you the benefits you need, we will appeal the decision to the Division of Workers' Compensation. If we are still not satisfied with the outcome, we will take your fight to the state courts.
We have built a network of expert witnesses and medical providers who can assist in building a strong case for benefits. If needed, we can arrange for an independent medical examination for evidence that you need further treatment. When we take your case, we start what we finish. Our trial attorneys have won many benefits for clients through the court system.
If you suffered an injury in a work accident at your job in the retail industry, contact us for a free consultation. Call us at 856-751-7676 to arrange a time we can talk.