Fighting for the rights of injured workers in New Jersey
Lifting is an activity required at many different types of jobs. But whether done regularly or only on occasion, lifting can leave workers injured. These injuries can be painful and have both short-term and long-term impacts. The workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC helps injured workers get the benefits they deserve and need in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
A worker who suffers this type of work injury may require medical treatment, physical therapy and medication. Lifting injuries include:
A lifting injury can affect workers physically, emotionally and financially. They are in pain, and can't do the things they normally do. Medical expenses for treating an injury can add up quickly. And because they are hurt, they can't work, resulting in loss of income. There is less money coming in just as expenses are starting to go up.
The workers' compensation system in New Jersey is supposed to help injured workers by paying for needed medical treatment and providing lost wages while they are unable to work. But it usually doesn't work quite that way. Insurance companies often question if treatment is necessary. They delay approval or even deny requests for treatment.
That's because they are concerned about profits, so they try to pay injured workers as little as possible. They have lawyers who help them find ways to do that. That's why you need a lawyer, too - an experienced workers' compensation attorney who will look out for your best interests.
Helping injured workers demand justice
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Kotlar, LLC, we have been helping injured workers get the benefits they need since 1995. We have no interest in accepting a quick and cheap settlement from the insurance company. Our attorneys fight to resolve your case in a way that truly meets your needs.
Under New Jersey law, your employer gets to choose which doctor will be treating your lifting injury. But the doctor often does not have your best interests in mind. You may not get the treatment you need, or you may be told you are ready to return to work even though you are still in pain. This will also affect wage benefits you are receiving.
We'll help you fight back. Our attorneys can arrange for an independent medical evaluation and will appeal to the Division of Workers' Compensation to get you the treatment you need. When we take a case, we start with the end in mind. That means we are ready to fight for you in court, if that's what it takes.
Our staff includes board-certified attorneys and former defense attorneys who know the tricks that insurance companies use. We are ready to fight on your behalf. If you suffered a lifting injury at work, call us at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation.