Knee and Leg Injury Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Call One of Our Lawyers if You’ve Been Hurt on the Job in New Jersey
Workers in all kinds of jobs rely on their knees and legs – to walk, stand, bend down, climb stairs and lift. A workplace injury to their knee or leg can leave them unable to do their job. Workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to help, but the claims process can be difficult to navigate. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC can help. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.
There are different types of knee and leg injuries. Some involve sprains or tears; others involve broken bones. Some workers suffer broken kneecaps, torn ligaments, a torn meniscus, broken legs, broken ankles, or knee sprains. Depending on what happened, an injured worker may need surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. Recovery can take months or even longer. Some workers may be left with a permanent impairment.
In New Jersey, the workers’ compensation system is supposed to pay for the cost of all necessary medical treatment. Workers should also receive 70 percent of their average weekly wage if they are going to be out of work longer than seven days. It sounds like a simple process but getting the benefits you deserve can be complicated.
Attorneys Who Get Results For Injured Workers
Do you need a lawyer for a knee and leg injury at work? The short answer is “yes.” Employers and their insurance companies don’t have your best interests in mind. They are interested in minimizing the amount of benefits you receive, because it helps them save money. They have lawyers to help them use the system to their advantage, and they are counting on you not understanding your rights when it comes to workers’ compensation.
That’s why you need an experienced leg and knee injury attorney to fight for you. We know the laws in New Jersey. We know how the system works here. Our firm has been helping injured workers for generations, and we are determined to help you get the best results.
Employers and their insurance companies can deny your claim for benefits. They may challenge the extent of your knee and leg injury. They may question the need for certain types of testing and treatment. They may even pressure you into returning to work even though you still haven’t recovered from your injury.
We Fight Insurance Companies On Your Behalf
Under the law, employers and insurance companies have the right to choose which doctors provide your treatment. These doctors aren’t always thinking about what’s best for you. They often make decisions that benefit the insurance company. As a result, you may not get the testing or treatment that you need.
We encounter this situation a lot, and we know how to help you fight back. Our lawyers can help you document your knee and leg pain after a work injury. We can send you to a reputable doctor who can give a second opinion. This helps us to build a strong case for benefits that we can argue during the appeals process in front of the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Our firm gets lots of questions about these types of claims. “Can I get leg injury compensation?” “How much compensation can I get for a knee injury at work?” “Can I file a claim for knee and leg pain after a work-related car accident?” We help you get answers.
Our attorneys can guide you through the claims process every step of the way. We can help you be sure to provide all necessary information when filing a claim. If your claim is denied, we can represent you during hearings. We can fight for your benefits in court, if that’s what it takes to help you get the benefits you need.
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 injury and explain your options. We can also answer your questions and let you know what you can expect as your claim moves forward. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.