Falling Objects Workers’ Comp Lawyers
Attorneys Helping Injured Workers Throughout New Jersey
One of the dangers that workers at construction sites face is the risk of being hit by a falling object. This can leave them seriously injured and unable to do their jobs. The workers’ compensation system is supposed to help but recovering the benefits you deserve can be complicated. The falling object lawyers at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight for your rights.
Even with safety procedures and protocols in place, and companies that know how to prevent injuries, people are still hurt every year. There are many things in motion on a construction site, and an accident can happen that results in a worker being struck from a falling object. These objects can include unsecured tools, debris or building materials. They can fall from:
- Crane buckets
- Commercial truck beds
Depending on the type of object and the height it fell from, workers can be seriously injured. They can suffer broken bones, such as fractured fingers or broken arms from trying to catch a falling object. They can suffer injuries to the neck, back or shoulders. Some may suffer head injuries, including concussion or a more serious traumatic brain injury.
Construction accidents can leave workers unable to do their job for a long period of time. The medical expenses can add up quickly. They may need surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication and lots of rest. Recovery may take months. Some people suffer a permanent disability and are never the same.
Our Falling Object Injury Attorneys Fight For What’s Best For You
In New Jersey, the workers’ compensation system is supposed to pay the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment. It also provides partial wages if an injured employee is away from the job for more than seven days because of injuries. It’s not quite that simple. It is difficult for the injured to get all the benefits they need and deserve.
Employers and their insurance companies are interested in reducing the amount of benefits workers receive, because it helps them save money. They may question the extent of injury or the need for a certain kind of treatment. They may suggest a worker is ready to return to the job even though the worker has not fully recovered.
Our attorneys know all of the tactics that insurance companies use to minimize falling object injury claims. We also know how to fight back by building strong cases and presenting effective arguments in front of workers’ compensation judges. We are determined to help you get all of the benefits you deserve, even if that means going to court.
Determined To Help You Get The Benefits You Deserve
Our legal team investigates your falling object accident to get the facts. Our attorneys can help you prepare for independent medical examinations (IME) so that the doctors have all the information they need. We can help you get a second opinion from a reputable doctor. Our main concern is in making sure you get the treatment you need to get better.
The insurance companies have lawyers who know how to work the system to their advantage. Our experienced falling object injury attorneys know how the system works, too. We know how to fight their attempts to reduce your benefits and move your claim forward through the appeals process.
Schedule an appointment with one of our falling object injury lawyers today. Contact us to work out a time that is convenient for you. We will answer any questions that you have. We’ll review the details of your falling object injury claim and tell you what to expect. We will go over all of your options, and there’s no cost and no obligation. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.