Crane Accident Workers’ Comp Lawyers
Our Attorneys Help Injured Workers in Throughout New Jersey
Cranes are used at many construction sites, and when there’s an accident, workers can be seriously hurt. Injured workers deserve workers’ compensation benefits, but employers and insurance companies try to minimize claims. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight for the rights of injured workers. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury, Freehold and Newark.
At construction sites, cranes are used to lift extremely heavy objects. For example, they can be used to life steel beams and concrete forms and set them in place. There are different types of cranes, including mobile cranes, telescopic cranes, tower cranes, truck-mounted cranes and overhead cranes.
A crane accident can cause very serious injuries when the objects they are lifting swing wildly or fall to the ground. Workers can suffer broken bones, or injuries to the head, neck, back or shoulders. More serious injuries can include traumatic brain injury, amputation and spinal cord injuries.
Injured workers may require surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. There may be multiple follow-up visits with doctors. They may need home medical equipment. Recovery can take months or longer than a year. Some workers are left with a permanent disability and require lifelong care.
Attorneys Dedicated To Helping The Injured
A crane accident can have a significant impact on the lives of workers and their families. Medical expenses can add up very quickly and can become overwhelming. Because there is less income coming in, it can become difficult for families to make ends meet.
The state’s workers’ compensation system is supposed to take care of injured workers. It is supposed to cover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment. It is supposed to pay workers partial wages if they are out of work longer than seven days. The reality is that it can be difficult for workers to get the benefits they truly deserve.
That’s because employers and insurance companies try to minimize claims and pay injured workers less. Insurance companies question the extent of injuries or the need for certain treatment. They may demand that injured workers undergo an independent medical examination (IME) with a doctor of their choosing.
The Experience That Gets Results For New Jersey Workers
Our construction accident attorneys know all the tactics that insurance companies use to minimize claims. We fight back by building strong cases built on facts and presenting convincing arguments in front of workers’ compensation judges. Many times, we are able to resolve claims through negotiated settlements. We are ready to fight for your benefits in court, if necessary.
We can help you navigate every step of the claims process. We can help you make sure your employer has all needed information about the extent of your injury when filing an initial claim for benefits. If your claim is denied, we represent you at all hearings at the Division of Workers’ Compensation. We are dedicated to helping you get the best results.
Our firm has been helping injured workers in New Jersey since 1927. The faces at our firm have changed, but the Shebell family still runs this firm, and our commitment to helping injured workers is the same as it has always been.
If you were injured in a crane accident at a construction site, learn more about how we can help you with your claim. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys. We’ll review the details of your claim, explain your options and answer any questions that you have.