Heavy Equipment Accident Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Lawyers Who Fight for Injured Workers Throughout New Jersey
At just about any construction site, there will be heavy equipment being used at some point. These large and powerful machines perform important functions, but when there’s an accident, workers can be left seriously hurt. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight for their rights.
Heavy equipment can weigh thousands of pounds and each piece of heavy equipment is often equipped with a large hydraulic tool. Types of heavy equipment that can be found on construction sites include:
- Front loaders
- Road rollers
- Boom lifts
Operators of heavy equipment need to be trained and safety procedures need to be followed at all times. It only takes one accident to leave workers with a serious injury.
Work Injury Attorneys Who Know How To Get Results
Because of the size and weight of heavy equipment, accidents can cause serious injuries. Workers involved in a heavy equipment accident may suffer injuries to the head, neck, shoulder or back. They may suffer broken bones or injuries to internal organs. More severe types of injuries include amputation, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury.
An injury from a construction accident can have a serious impact on the lives of workers and their families. The injured worker may require surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, multiple follow-up visits and home health equipment. Medical expenses can become overwhelming, just as workers suffer a loss if income from being unable to work.
The workers’ compensation system is designed to help injured workers cover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment. It is also supposed to provide workers with partial wages while they are unable to work to help them remain financially stable. Getting the full amount of benefits you need and deserve can be difficult.
Employers and their insurance companies routinely try to minimize workers’ compensation claims. The less they pay in benefits, the more money the insurance company can save. So, they’ll question the extent of your injuries. They’ll challenge the need for certain types of treatment. They may pressure you to return to work even if you haven’t fully recovered.
We Fight For The Benefits You Need And Deserve
That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who will fight for your rights. Our lawyers know the laws and how the system works. We build strong cases that clearly demonstrate the benefits you should be receiving. We make convincing arguments in front of workers’ compensation judges. We are committed to getting you the benefits you deserve.
If the insurance company insists you undergo an independent medical examination (IME) with a doctor of their choosing, we will help you prepare. We can arrange for you to get a second opinion from a reputable doctor or specialist. Our attorneys fight to get you the benefits you should be receiving, even if it means fighting for you in court.
Our firm has been fighting for injured workers in the area since 1927. The faces at our firm have changed but we are still run by the Shebell family. We still fight for the rights of injured workers in all of New Jersey. You can read about their experiences with us in their own words.
If you were hurt in a heavy equipment accident on a construction site, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.