Freehold Construction Accident Lawyers
Call The Law Firm That Has Been Helping Injured Workers in Monmouth and Ocean Counties Since 1927
Construction is dangerous work. There are rules and regulations that need to be followed to keep workers safe. Even when all these procedures are followed, accidents can happen that leave workers seriously injured. The experienced workers’ compensations attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight to help the injured get the benefits they deserve.
There are many dangers on construction sites. Workers use heavy equipment and power tools. They sometimes work high above the ground on ladders or scaffolding. Objects can fall from high places. Heavy materials are transported and put into place, including bricks, boards and steel beams. An accident can have serious health consequences for workers.
An injury impacts workers and their families. The worker can’t go back to the construction site, so there is a loss of income. In the meantime, the medical expenses for treating injuries keep adding up. The usual bills don’t stop coming in – housing, car payments, credit cards. The financial situation for families can get pretty tough.
Work Injury Attorneys Who Fight For Your Best Interests
In New Jersey, injured workers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are supposed to cover the cost of their medical treatment and provide partial wages if they are out of work longer than seven days. Employers and their insurance carriers know how to use the system to minimize payments for injured workers.
That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help you fight back. We know how to use the system to help you get the benefits you need and deserve. Our firm handles claims for injured construction workers involving:
- Fires and Explosions
- Falling Objects
- Machinery Accidents
- Crane Accidents
- Construction Vehicle Accidents
- Heavy Equipment Accidents
- Falls From High Places
- Trench Collapses
Construction work is very physical. So, when a worker is injured, they may be unable to do their job for months. A serious injury, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a spinal cord injury, can leave them permanently disabled. The state’s workers’ compensation system is supposed to help injured construction workers in their time of need, but it can be difficult to navigate.
The workers’ compensation claims process sounds simple. You notify your employer that you were injured on the job. Your employer notifies the state’s Division of Workers’ Compensation. After your claim is processed, all the medical treatment you need is approved, and you receive wage benefits until you are ready to return to work.
The process is much more complicated than that. Employers and their insurance companies can dispute claims for benefits. They may question the need for certain tests or treatment. You may be pressured to return to work even though you have not fully recovered from your injuries.
Offices In Shrewsbury And Freehold
Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. Our workers’ compensation attorneys fight for what’s best for you. We know the tactics that insurance companies use to minimize your claim. We build strong cases that prove your injuries were work-related and that you deserve benefits.
If your claim is denied, we are prepared to fight for you at every step of the appeals process. We will fight for your benefits in court, if that’s what it takes. Many times, we can settle your claim with the insurance company. Any resolution of your claim must be one that allows you to get the treatment you need, however.
Learn more about how we can help. If you were injured in a construction accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Freehold.