Knee and Leg Injuries
New Jersey workers' compensation attorneys fighting for you
No matter what you do for a living, a knee or leg injury can make it difficult - or in some cases, impossible - to do your job. When that injury was caused by a workplace accident, you are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. The workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can help you successfully navigate the claims process.
Workers in all types of jobs use their knees and legs to walk, stand, bend down, climb stairs and lift. A work injury that affects the knee or leg interferes with their ability to do all of these activities. Such injuries may require treatment that involves testing, surgery, physical therapy and medication. But if they are unable to work because of their injury, there is less money coming in.
The workers' compensation system in New Jersey is set up so that workers with knee or leg injuries can get the medical treatment they need. And while they are unable to work, they are also eligible for wage benefits to help them get by. But the claims process does not always run smoothly.
Benefits are paid by the employer's insurance company, and their main concern is their own bottom line. So they typically try to pay as little as possible on a workers' compensation claim. There are different ways they may try to do this.
We help you demand justice
One is to challenge your claim for benefits. An insurance company may seek access to your full medical records. They are hoping to find evidence of a pre-existing knee or leg injury, so they could claim your current injury has nothing to do with your job. Or, they could deny specific treatment or medication. Other times, they will say you are well enough to return to work, even though you are still hurting.
That's why you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney to fight for your right to benefits. Our firm has been helping injured workers throughout New Jersey since 1995. Our goal is to help clients get the full amount of benefits they should be getting. We know the tricks insurance companies use to keep payments low, and we don't put up with them.
Our attorneys fight back against insurance company attempts to look at all of your medical records and have successfully fought in court to limit their access. If treatment or medication is denied, we appeal the decision. If the employer-chosen doctor says you are ready to return to work when you are still in pain, we arrange for an independent medical evaluation and fight to reinstate your benefits.
If you have suffered a knee or leg injury at the workplace, consult a workers' compensation attorney. Call us at 856-751-7676 to arrange a free consultation at one of our four offices.