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Hurt In Monmouth Or Ocean County? Call Our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

An accident can happen at any type of workplace. The result is often an injury that leaves workers unable to earn a living, at least temporarily. If you’ve been hurt on the job, the experienced work injury attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC can help. We fight to make sure you get all the benefits you deserve.

Medical expenses for treating your injury can add up quickly. This comes at a time when you have less money coming in because you can’t work. The workers’ compensation system in New Jersey is supposed to cover the cost of your treatment and provide partial wages when you are unable to return to the job.

The reality is that employers and their insurance companies know how to use the system to their advantage. They try to pay you as little as possible. Insurance companies may dispute the extent of your injuries or the need for certain treatment. They may pressure you into returning to work even though you are still recovering from your injury.

Experienced Work Injury Lawyers Who Get Results

That’s why you need a workers’ compensation attorney to fight for your rights. Our firm has extensive experience in workers’ compensation law. We know how to get the system to work to your advantage. Our focus is on building strong cases to help you get all of the benefits you should be receiving.

We represent workers in all industries, including:

In New Jersey, the insurance company representing the employer has the right to direct your treatment. They can tell you which doctors, physical therapists and specialists you need to go to for treatment. Health-care professionals paid by the insurance companies can make decisions that aren’t in your best interests.

That’s why you need to come to us. Our top priority is to make sure you get the treatment and testing that you need. We can send you to a qualified doctor for a second opinion. We build a strong case and fight for you at every step of the appeals process – all the way to court, if necessary. We are determined to make sure you get the workers’ compensation benefits you need.

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Our firm has been helping injured workers since our founding in 1927 in Asbury Park. Our offices are now in Shrewsbury and Freehold, but we represent workers throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

The sooner we can meet with you, the better. Our attorneys can help you navigate the workers’ compensation claims process every step of the way. We can help you with the initial filing of your claim, represent you at all hearings and fight for you in court, if that’s what it takes. We are dedicated to helping you get the best results.

If you were hurt in a workplace accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys. We’ll review the details of your accident and go over your options. We will also answer any questions you have about the process.

Manufacturing

There are many risks to the safety of workers in a manufacturing plant. Employers are required to follow certain safety procedures at the workplace, but even when these procedures are followed to the letter, an accident can happen that leaves a worker hurt. A work accident may involve machinery, heavy lifting, projectiles, falls from high places, a slip and fall or repetitive stress.

Workers hurt in an accident can suffer various injuries. These include injuries to the head, back, neck, legs and knees. Workers can suffer muscle sprains, broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injuries. Recovery can take months or even longer. Some injured workers never fully recover.

Our work injury attorneys investigate your accident to learn the full extent of your injuries from a manufacturing plant accident. We determine the workers’ compensation benefits you should be receiving and are prepared to fight for you every step of the way.

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Health Care

Healthcare workers include doctors, nurses, nurse’s aides, orderlies, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), staff members at nursing homes and home health aides. They can suffer accidents at hospitals, clinics, private practices, ambulance services, nursing homes and private homes. They can be left seriously injured.

The types of accidents suffered by healthcare workers can include slipping and falling, lifting injuries, needle sticks, exposure to infectious diseases, cut from sharp instruments and motor vehicle crashes. When healthcare workers are hurt on the job, they are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Employers and insurance companies will do what they can to limit the amount of benefits they receive, and they have lawyers look out for their best interests. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side.

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Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry includes workplaces such as hotels, resorts and restaurants where employees provide services to the public. Types of hospitality workers include wait staff, kitchen workers, housekeepers, maintenance workers, bartenders, shuttle drivers, parking attendants, front desk attendants, room attendants and groundskeepers.

Workplace accidents in the hospitality industry may involve slip and falls, food preparation, food serving, repetitive motion, lifting or motor vehicle crashes. Injured workers may require surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication.

Under the worker’s compensation system in New Jersey, employers and insurance companies choose the doctor that will treat you. Because they are paid by the insurance companies, medical professionals may not have your best interests in mind. Our attorneys make sure that you are properly diagnosed and receive the benefits you deserve.

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Food Service

Workers in this industry prepare and serve food. They may work at restaurants, or for catering services at private functions. Food service industry jobs include wait staff, bartenders, hosts and hostesses, cooks and dishwashers. The jobs are often physical demanding and require being on your feet for long hours.

The work may require lifting, bending, working with sharp knives and repetitive motion. Many different types of accidents can happen. Food service workers may suffer injuries that include sprains and strains, knee and leg injuries, back injuries, burns, cuts and eye injuries.

Workers who were injured on the job deserve workers’ compensation benefits but employers and insurance companies know how to work the system to pay them as little as possible. Our attorneys know the tactics they use. We build strong cases and help injured workers fight back so they get the treatment and the financial benefits they deserve.

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Transportation

Workers in the transportation industry bring people and cargo to where they need to go. They include truck drivers, bus drivers, cab drivers, mechanics, baggage handlers, pilots and flight attendants. A workplace accident can leave workers with serious injuries and unable to do their job for some time.

There are many different types of workplace accidents in the transportation industry. Drivers can be involved in a motor vehicle crash. Workers can suffer a lifting injury from loading cargo or baggage. Workers can also be hurt in a slip and fall accident.

The medical expenses for treating a workplace injury can add up quickly, and there’s less money coming in when your injury leave you unable to work. Our attorneys fight to make sure you get all workers’ compensation benefits you are eligible for, including medical treatment and partial lost wages.

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Retail

Workers in retail have many responsibilities, from stocking store shelves to helping customers. Jobs in this industry include stock clerks, sales personnel, maintenance workers and truck drivers. Some jobs involve heavy lifting and hours spent standing.

A workplace accident may involve a slip and fall, lifting, falling stock, a forklift crash or a motor vehicle crash. Workers may suffer injuries that include sprains and strains, broken bones, head and brain injuries, back injuries, knee and leg injuries and repetitive stress injuries. Medical expenses can become overwhelming.

If you hurt during a workplace accident in the retail industry, you deserve workers’ compensation benefits, but employers and their insurance companies are not on your side. They will try to keep the amount of benefits you receive as low as possible and may pressure you to return to work even if you are still hurt. Our workers’ compensation attorneys help you fight back.

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