A law firm driven to getting results for injured workers
Every day throughout New Jersey, transportation workers move people and cargo to various destinations. A workplace accident can leave them with serious injuries and unable to work. A New Jersey workers' compensation attorney at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can help injured transportation workers get the benefits they need and deserve.
Jobs in the transportation industry include:
- Truck drivers
- Bus drivers
- Cab drivers
- Flight attendants
- Cargo loaders
- Baggage handlers
Many types of work accidents can happen that leave transportation workers injured. Drivers can be injured in a crash. Workers who load baggage or other cargo can suffer a lifting injury. Workers can slip and fall or be struck by a falling object. They can be left injured and unable to do their jobs. As a result, they can experience a loss of income - just as their medical bills go up.
Depending on the injury, a worker may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and equipment such as crutches or wheelchairs. There may be multiple medical appointments and treatments by specialists. Medical expenses for treating the injury can become overwhelming very quickly.
Experience that gets results
Under the New Jersey workers' compensation system, injured workers should have the costs of needed medical treatment covered and receive wage benefits while they are out of work. But the system lets employers choose the doctor and insurance companies decide what they will cover. As a result, many injured workers don't get the treatment they need.
That's why it's important to be represented by an experienced workers' compensation attorney when pursuing a claim. Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need a legal advocate who will consider what's best for you and fight for the benefits you rightfully deserve.
Our firm has been helping injured workers since 1995. Some of our attorneys are board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the area of workers' compensation law. Board certification is a lengthy process that fewer than 3% of all attorneys in the state have attained in any area of specialty.
If your benefits are delayed or denied, we will take swift action on your behalf. We will fight for you at all appeals and will even take your case to court, if that's what it takes. If the doctor chosen by your employer says you are ready to go to back to work, even though you are still in pain, we'll arrange for an independent medical evaluation and fight to reinstate your benefits.
If you are a transportation worker who was injured on the job, call us at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation on one of our four offices. Learn more about how we can help you with your claim - and help you get your life back on track.