Falls from Heights Workers’ Comp Lawyers
When Workers Are Injured in New Jersey, We Fight for Their Rights
Many workers do their jobs high above the ground on construction sites. Despite safety precautions, a construction accident can happen that leaves these workers with serious injuries. The workers’ compensation system is supposed to help. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight to make sure workers get the benefits they deserve. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Freehold.
Construction workers may use scaffolding or a ladder when working. Some may be suspended in midair using a harness system. Others may use an aerial lift, cherry picker or bucket truck. Following certain safety procedures is required in all of these examples, but an accident can still happen, causing workers to fall to the ground.
Workers can suffer many types of injuries in a fall. The severity of injuries depends on different factors, including the height from which they fell. Minor injuries include sprains and strains, and cuts and bruises. More serious injuries include broken bones and injuries to the head, neck, shoulder or back. More severe injuries include a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries.
Our Attorneys Help Workers Throughout New Jersey
Following a fall from a high place, workers may require surgery and hospitalization, as well as medication and physical therapy. A worker may require a wheelchair or crutches for some time and face multiple follow-up appointments. Recovery can take months or even longer. Some workers are left with a permanent disability.
Medical expenses can add up quickly for injured workers and soon become overwhelming. This comes at a time when there is less income coming in because workers are unable to go back to the job. Other bills don’t stop coming in, so this can be a very difficult time for injured workers and their families.
The workers’ compensation system is supposed to cover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for the injuries they suffered. In addition, workers are supposed to receive partial wages during the time they are unable to return to work. The truth is that getting the full amount of benefits you deserve following a work injury can be complicated.
We Fight Back Against The Insurance Companies
The reason is that employers and insurance companies aren’t acting in your best interests. Employers want you back on the job as soon possible. Insurance companies are looking to save money and will try to minimize your benefits. They may question the extent of your injuries. They may challenge the need for additional treatment.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys know all the tactics insurance companies use to try to pay you less than you deserve. We can help you fight to get all of the benefits you should be receiving. We build a strong case and present convincing arguments in front of workers’ compensation judges. We are dedicated to helping you get the best results.
If the insurance company insists that you undergo an independent medical examination (IME) with a doctor they choose, we can help you prepare. If we don’t agree with the doctor’s findings, we can arrange for you to get a second opinion with a reputable doctor or specialist.
If you were hurt in a fall at a construction site, don’t delay. Learn more about how a workers’ compensation attorney can help you with your claim. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our offices are in Shrewsbury, Freehold and Newark. We can review the details of your claim, explain your options and answer any questions that you have.