Utility Worker Accidents in New Jersey
Lawyers Determined to Help You Get the Best Outcome
There are many utility workers in New Jersey who provide needed services for residents. An accident can leave them with injuries and unable to return to work. The workers’ compensation system is supposed to help. The experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight to help them get the benefits they deserve. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury, Freehold, and Newark.
Utility workers and skilled tradespeople may work for companies that provide services related to:
- Cable television
- Heating and cooling
Utility workers often do their jobs outside and can face dangerous conditions. Many different types of accidents can happen on the job that leave them seriously hurt. For example, they could fall from heights, be exposed to electrical current, slip and fall or be involved in a car accident.
A workplace accident can result in a wide range of injuries for utility workers. These include broken bones, burns, and injuries to the head, neck, shoulders and back. They could also experience repetitive stress injuries. More serious examples include traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries.
When a utility worker reports an injury, their employer notifies the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Then the workers’ compensation system is supposed to help. The cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment should be covered. Workers should receive partial wages while they are unable to do their jobs.
Attorneys Who Fight For The Rights Of Utility Workers
The reality is that it is difficult for injured utility workers to get the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits they should be receiving. Employers want them back to work as soon as possible. Insurance companies try to minimize claims, because that means they don’t have to pay as much in benefits.
Insurance companies may question how bad your injury really is. Or they may not see the need for certain types of treatment. In some cases, they pressure workers into returning to the job even though they have not fully recovered from their injuries. Workers find that their claim for benefits has been denied.
That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to fight for you. Our firm has been helping injured workers since 1927. We know how insurance companies try to use the workers’ compensation system to their advantage. Our attorneys know how to use the workers’ compensation to help you get the benefits you deserve.
The insurance company may send you to a doctor of their choosing for an independent medical examination (IME). We can help you prepare. The insurance company doctor may determine you have reached maximum medical improvement. We can arrange for you to get a second opinion with a reputable doctor or specialist.
The Experience You Need To Get The Result You Deserve
Our attorneys build strong cases for benefits and present convincing arguments in front of workers’ compensation judges. We are often able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that meets your needs. If needed, we are prepared to fight for your benefits all the way to court.
We know how an injury can impact utility workers and their families. Medical expenses can become overwhelming, but there is less income coming in while the worker is recovering from injury. It can be an emotionally and financially stressful time for families.
Learn more about how we can help you with your claim. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury, Freehold, and Newark.