Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Handling Lifting Injuries
If You’ve Been Hurt At Work, Our Freehold and Shrewsbury Attorneys Can Help
Many jobs require lifting heavy boxes or objects. Anyone can suffer a workplace injury while lifting – whether it’s a single incident or an injury that has developed from regular lifting. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight to help injured workers in Monmouth and Ocean counties get the benefits they deserve.
Types of lifting injuries include muscle sprains, torn ligaments, slipped or herniated discs, pinched nerves and arthritis. In some cases, injured workers require surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication. It can take months or longer to recover from their injury. Some are left with a permanent disability.
When workers are injured, it can impact their lives and the lives of their families. Medical expenses can add up quickly, but they can’t return to work right away, resulting in a loss of income. They may also be unable to take part in many of their usual activities. It can become difficult for families to get by during this time.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Fighting For The Injured Since 1927
In New Jersey, workers’ compensation is supposed to pay for all needed medical treatment, as well as partial lost wages. Navigating the claims process can be complicated. Employers and their insurance companies are not on your side. They are interested in minimizing your benefits and getting you back to work as soon as possible, whether you are ready to or not.
Our firm has been helping injured workers for generations. We know the tactics that insurance companies use to deny claims and reduce the amount of benefits you receive. Our work injury attorneys know the laws and how the workers’ compensation system operates here. We are dedicated to helping you get the best results.
Your employer and their insurance company get to choose the doctor that will be treating your lifting injuries. These doctors are paid by insurance companies and don’t always have your best interests in mind. If you are denied certain treatment or pressured to return to work while you are still in pain, we take action.
We can help you find a reputable doctor who can provide a second opinion on your condition. Our attorneys then present this evidence in front a workers’ compensation judge. If your treatment is still denied, we continue your appeal all the way to court, if necessary.
Offices In Shrewsbury And Freehold
You may hear that you don’t need a workers’ compensation attorney to file a claim for benefits. That’s true, but it is not a good idea to proceed without an attorney. Employers and insurance companies know how the system works and how to use it to their advantage. The result is you are left without the benefits that you should be receiving.
Under New Jersey law, your employer gets to choose which doctor will be treating your lifting injury. That doctor often does not have your best interests in mind. You may not get the treatment you need, or you may be told you are ready to return to work even though you are still in pain.
If you suffered a lifting injury at work, learn your rights. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys. We’ll review the details of your injury and give you an honest assessment about what to expect. We will also answer any questions you have. There’s no cost and no obligation. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Freehold.