Fighting on behalf of injured tech workers in New Jersey
Computers have become an essential part of our lives and our workplaces. This has led to the creation of countless jobs in the information technology sector. Most people wouldn't initially think of these types of jobs as being risky to workers' health. But as in any job, work accidents can happen that leaves workers injured.
The workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC help technology workers get the benefits they need and deserve following a workplace injury. This includes the medical treatment they need to recover from their injury. It also includes wage benefits they deserve for the time the injury leaves them unable to work.
Types of information technology jobs include:
- Support specialists
- Systems analysts
- Software engineers
- Network administrators
- Database administrators
During the course of their jobs, technology workers may need to install equipment, travel to different locations, and spend long periods sitting. Work accidents can include lifting injuries, slips and falls, tripping, repetitive motion and car accidents. Workers can suffer a wide range of injuries - including sprains and strains, broken bones, back and neck injuries and repetitive stress injuries.
Medical care can be expensive, and the cost of treating injuries can quickly become very overwhelming. In addition, injured workers may be temporarily unable to return to work, resulting in a loss of income. Workers' compensation benefits are supposed to help. But employers can dispute claims and insurance companies can deny benefits.
Experienced lawyers who get results
That's why it's important to have an experienced workers' compensation attorney on your side. Our firm has been helping injured workers get the benefits they deserve since 1995. We know how to build strong cases and fight the tactics insurance companies use to pay you as little as possible.
One of the problems some workers in the information technology field may face is employers claim they are independent contractors, not employees. This would make them ineligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. We know the laws and how to establish your employment status if challenged by your employer.
We will also fight back against insurance company attempts to deny you any needed treatment. If necessary, we will arrange for you to have an independent medical examination to help advance your claim. If there are any unreasonable delays in a decision on treatment or medication, we will take swift action.
Our team of lawyers includes former defense attorneys for the insurance companies and attorneys who have been board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the area of workers' compensation law. If you are a technology worker who has been injured on job, we are ready to fight for you. Call us at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation.