What To Do If You Can't Return To Work
New Jersey workers' compensation attorneys
Ideally, after a workplace injury or illness, you will collect the workers' compensation benefits you need until you are well enough to return to work. But in some cases, you may have a permanent disability that leaves you unable to do your old job. The workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC will fight to make sure you get the benefits you need to transfer to a new job.
While you may be left with a permanent disability, that doesn't mean you are no longer productive or employable. In most cases, it simply means you need to find a new job, possibly in a new field that is a better fit for you. The workers' compensation system in New Jersey offers vocational rehabilitation to injured workers who find themselves in your situation.
If you have a permanent disability and cannot return to your previous job, you are eligible for assistance from the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS). This agency helps people with disabilities transition to a job that meets their needs and abilities.
Services offered by the DVRS include:
- Skills assessment
- Job counseling
- Job search skills training (resume writing, interviewing, etc.)
- Placement services
- Skills training
- Educational assistance
- Help with setting up a small business
Following a workplace accident or illness that results in disability, many workers need or want to keep working. Our attorneys fight to get you all of the workers' compensation benefits you need and deserve - including vocational rehabilitation services.
When we take your case, we are not interested in agreeing to a quick settlement with the insurance company. Our goal is to get you the full amount of benefits you are entitled to under the law. And we have earned a reputation for finishing what we started. Something that means fighting the insurance company in court.
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. Board certification is not easy to obtain, and fewer than 3% of attorneys in the state are certified in any area of specialty. But we are dedicated to providing the best representation possible for clients.
If you've been left with a disability from a workplace accident or injury, you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney who won't put up with insurance company delays or denials. Contact Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC. Call 856-751-7676 for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.