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Workers’ Compensation

Helping injured workers in New Jersey

You go to work each week to earn money and support your family. Getting hurt on the job can put everything at risk and threaten your family’s financial stability. A Cherry Hill, New Jersey, workers’ compensation attorney at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can advise and assist you if you were hurt or injured on the job due to a workplace accident.

Workers’ compensation claims are confusing. Not fully understanding the rules can cost you benefits. If you have been injured on the job, or while performing a job-related activity, please seek legal advice to ensure your rights and interests are protected.

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You may hear that you don’t need a lawyer to file a workers’ compensation claim. But your employer’s insurance company has lawyers, and it is their job to find ways to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who will put your best interests first.

Our goal is to make sure you understand your options and benefits and have the information you need to make informed decisions. If you decide to hire our law firm, we will aggressively represent your interests with a focus on maximizing your benefits and your recovery, as well as assist you with issues that arise due to the accident.

Questions you may have if you’ve been hurt at work

After suffering a workplace injury or illness, many people aren’t sure what to do next. They’re left with pain, medical expenses and lots of questions. The attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC are here to get answers for injured workers in New Jersey and guide them through the workers’ compensation claims process to get them the benefits they need and deserve.

How does workman’s compensation work?

A workplace injury or illness can have a significant impact on your life. The workers’ compensation system in New Jersey is set up to help injured workers get needed medical treatment and temporary wages while they recover. Claims can be disputed and even denied. An experienced workplace lawyer can fight to get you all the benefits you need and deserve during this difficult time.

Do I need a lawyer for my workers’ compensation claim?

You may hear that you don’t need a lawyer when filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey. The insurance company responsible for your claim has one goal in mind — pay as little on your claim as possible. That’s why it’s in your best interests to consult an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. The insurance company may deny your benefits or take the position that you are ready to return to work, even if you are still recovering from your injury.

How do workers’ compensation lawyers get paid?

Most workers’ compensation lawyers work for our clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that attorneys’ fees and other case-related expenses will only be due if they win your case. There is no hourly fee charged. You will only see a bill when you receive a successful judgment or monetary settlement.

Should I accept a settlement offer?

When there is a dispute over workers’ compensation benefits, at some point the insurance company may make a settlement offer. It may fall far short of the benefits that you could receive after litigation. They are betting you are willing to accept less because you are in a tough medical and financial situation. Clients are strongly urged to at least get a consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney before accepting any settlement offer.

Experience, knowledge, results

At Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC, our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers understand the law and the benefits to which you are entitled. We can assist you with your workers’ compensation injury claim, including:

  • Workers’ compensation claims arising from a work vehicle accident, including car accidents, truck accidents, deliver van accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents related to work.
  • Workplace injuries caused by heavy machinery, including a work injury due to operating punch presses, dye presses, and assembly line machinery.
  • Workers’ compensation claims from construction equipment or construction site injuries, including heavy machinery, excavation equipment, saws, nail guns, and other construction tolls and equipment.
  • Injuries suffered by people who work to help others, including first responders and teachers.
  • Third-party claims against vendors and independent contractors whose negligence resulted in your injury.

Some of our attorneys, including firm founder Adam Kotlar, are board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the area of workers’ compensation law. Fewer than 3 percent of all attorneys in the state are board-certified in any area of specialty. That’s because such specialization is not easy to obtain. A lawyer must be in good standing with the New Jersey Bar for at least five years; have taken continuing legal education courses for three years; have been actively involved in the litigation of cases; submit references of attorneys and judges about their character and ability; and pass a seven-hour written exam.

It’s not necessary to be board-certified to practice workers’ compensation law, but we feel it makes us more knowledgeable attorneys who are better able to fight for our clients’ rights and the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Since 1995, our law firm has been helping injured workers get the benefits they deserve. We’re not interested in a quick settlement with the insurance company. We are trial attorneys who are prepared to fight for you in court, if that’s what it takes. We don’t back down from insurance company tactics designed to get you to settle for less. Instead, we work harder to build the strongest possible claim. This includes creating compelling courtroom trial exhibits and aggressively investigating your claim.

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, or have suffered from a job-related illness, call us at 856-751-7676. We can answer your questions and go over your options during a free consultation.

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