Head and Brain Injury Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Our Work Injury Attorneys Fight to Help You Get the Benefits You Deserve
One of the most serious types of workplace injuries involves injuries to the head and brain. This can have a major impact on injured workers and impact their lives permanently. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight to make sure clients with head and brain injuries get the benefits they deserve. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark, NJ.
While some jobs carry a greater risk, a head injury can occur at any type of workplace. It can be caused by being struck by an object, a motor vehicle crash, falling from a height or a slip and fall accident.
There are generally two types of head injuries:
- Closed head injury – there’s a blow to the head with little or no damage to the skull
- Open head injury – there’s a blow to the head by an object that penetrates the skull
Both types of injuries are very serious and can result in brain damage. One of the main concerns is the possibility of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can result in a loss of brain function. An injured worker may suffer a loss of memory or have trouble with expressing and understanding thoughts. Some experience personality changes or have trouble with regulating emotions.
Experienced Attorneys Who Help You Fight Back
The impact of a workplace head or brain injury on workers and their families can be devastating. Long-term or even lifelong care may be required in some cases. The medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming. Because the injured worker can’t go back to the job, there is a loss of income.
In New Jersey, the workers’ compensation system is supposed to help by paying for reasonable and necessary medical treatment and providing partial lost wages. The reality is that employers and insurance companies routinely challenge and deny claims. As a result, injured employees don’t get the benefits they need.
Employers and insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. That’s why you need an experienced attorney to fight for you. We know how they try to use the system against workers. We build strong cases and help workers get the benefits they deserve after suffering a head injury at work.
It’s fairly common for employers and insurance companies to challenge the extent of injuries. They may deny certain testing or treatment that you need. The law allows them to choose which doctor treats your injuries, but these doctors tend to favor the insurance companies and don’t always have your best interests in mind.
Work Injury Lawyers With The Experience That Gets Results
Our attorneys know how to fight back. If your claim is denied, we represent you at all hearings during the appeals process. We may have you examined by a reputable doctor or specialist for a second opinion. This helps us to build a strong case for benefits that we can argue in front of a workers’ compensation judge.
You may have a lot of questions. “How much compensation can I get?” “How long will I be off of work?” “What are the laws about returning to work?” Our firm can help you get answers.
We’ve been helping injured workers in New Jersey for generations. Our lawyers are determined to help you get the best results. We can guide you through every step of the claims process and are ready to fight for your benefits in court, if that’s what it takes. Read our testimonials to see how we’ve helped other clients.
Our attorneys are ready to fight for you. Learn more about how we can help during a free consultation. Contact us to talk to one of our experienced attorneys. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.