On-The-Job Lifting Injuries In New Jersey
At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our workers’ compensation lawyers have represented injured workers in New Jersey for more than 40 years. Our team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of workplace accident victims. Whether you’ve suffered an on-the-job lifting injury in Jersey City, West Milford, Hudson, Passaic, or another New Jersey county, we can help you obtain the medical and cash workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
Common Lifting Injuries
Many workers are required to engage in heavy lifting as part of their employment, which can lead to serious immediate or occupational injury. Improper lifting techniques or lifting something that’s too heavy can cause injury to the back, spine, neck, shoulders, arms, knees, or other areas of the body. Sprains, strains, and tears to muscles and ligaments are common lifting injuries. They can even result in a hernia, which is a hole in the abdominal wall through which organs or other tissues protrude. Hernias can be painful and become worse over time. A hernia may require surgery to repair.
Examples Of Lifting Injuries
Lifting injuries can occur in any workplace, but some of the most common scenarios that increase the risk of injury include:
- Health care workers lifting heavy patients
- Warehouse or package delivery who lift heavy or oversized boxes
- Propane delivery workers carrying large tanks
- ATM and arcade game installers
- Moving company workers who carry or lift heavy furniture
- Maintenance or repair workers, installers, or inspectors who must lift furniture
- Construction workers who lift heavy materials and tools
These are just a few examples of how workers can sustain lifting injuries. Unfortunately, there are countless situations in which you may become injured at work. With more than 85 years of combined experience, our attorneys have seen it all. Our team knows how to develop effective legal strategies to recover workers’ comp benefits, no matter how you may have been injured.
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Worker’s Compensation Benefits For Lifting Injuries
Lifting injuries can have serious short- and long-term consequences for workers. If you’ve suffered a lifting injury at work, you may require extensive medical care, which can include surgery, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medication, and other treatment. Workers who suffer lifting injuries often need an extended period of time to fully recover from physical injury or strain.
Worker’s compensation is designed to protect workers by providing immediate medical treatment and follow-up care for any on-the-job injuries. Workers’ comp may also cover a portion of lost wages and any permanent injury a worker has sustained.
How Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help
Unfortunately, many employers brush off employees who seek workers’ compensation benefits after a lifting injury. Some expect workers to ‘tough it out’ and ‘get back to work.’ An employer may even refuse to submit a claim for workers ‘ compensation because they believe there was no “accident,” so a worker has no valid claim. This is simply not true. Regardless of how it happened, you’re entitled to workers’ comp benefits if you were injured on the job.
Our knowledgeable workers’ comp attorneys can help you understand your rights as an injured New Jersey worker. We fight to help you obtain the benefits to which you’re entitled following a lifting injury. Our team handles all negotiations with the insurance company. We collect valuable evidence to back up the facts of your workers’ comp claim and may employ the services of investigators and experts who are well-versed in the harmful effects of lifting injuries and how they can occur. If your injury was caused by a defective tool, machinery or product, you might also be entitled to pursue a third-party personal injury claim.
We’ve helped thousands of injured workers throughout New Jersey recover the maximum benefits to which they’re entitled. Your initial consultation is free, and we don’t collect attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Contact Us To Protect Your Rights If You’ve Sustained Lifting Injuries At Work
Helping injured workers get the justice and compensation they deserve is a top priority for our team at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman. Contact us online to ask questions or schedule a free consultation.
If your lifting injuries make it hard to travel, we offer home or hospital visits as well as evening and weekend appointments. Our Jersey City and West Milford workers’ comp lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and in Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties.
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