Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyers
Shrewsbury, Freehold and Newark, NJ
(732) 663-1122

NJ Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Lawyers

If You've Been Hurt at Work in New Jersey, a Work Injury Lawyer Can Help

When you’ve been injured at the workplace, your life can change. You need medical treatment and the expenses add up quickly. If you’re unable to work, there’s less money coming in. Many working families struggle to get by during this difficult time. You just want to get better and for things to get back to normal.

In New Jersey, the workers’ compensation system is supposed to help injured workers. The reality is that employers and insurance companies try to limit benefits as much as possible. Too many workers don’t get the treatment they need. Too many are pressured into returning to work when they haven’t fully recovered from their injuries.

That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to fight for you. Shebell & Shebell, LLC has been helping people who have been hurt on the job for decades. We are dedicated to helping injured workers in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Newark and throughout New Jersey, get the benefits they need and deserve.

Fighting For Injured Workers Since 1927
The Experience and Legal Knowledge You Need

When you are not being treated fairly by the workers’ compensation system, you need legal representation. There are many attorneys who are willing to take your case, but there are not many attorneys that can match the experience with workers’ compensation law that you’ll find at our firm.

We’ve handled thousands of workers’ compensation claims and civil cases for the injured in New Jersey over the years. Our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of how the workers’ compensation system works. We know the tactics that employers and insurance companies use to limit your benefits. Our workers’ compensation lawyers can guide you through every step of the process, from filing initial claims to fighting for you in court, if necessary.

We work harder because we think our clients deserve the best representation possible.

Attorney Thomas F. Shebell, III is Board-Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. Only around two percent of lawyers in New Jersey have received Board Certification. That’s because not many lawyers meet the rigorous requirements. An attorney must:

  • be a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar for at least five years
  • take continuing legal education courses
  • demonstrate substantial involvement in the preparation of litigated matters
  • provide references about character and ability from attorneys and judges
  • pass a written examination

Becoming Board-Certified is a difficult process, but we work harder because we think our clients deserve the best representation possible.

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Attorney Thomas F. Shebell, III is Board-Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney.
Our Family Has Been Helping Injured Workers for Generations

Shebell & Shebell, LLC has a long and established history in New Jersey. Thomas Shebell founded our firm in 1927 in Asbury Park. He grew up in a working-class family who worked hard to put him through law school. Thomas never forgot his roots, and after graduating from Georgetown Law, returned to the area to practice.

Thomas F. Shebell, Jr., joined the firm in the early 1960s and tried criminal and civil jury trials. In 1976, he became a Superior Court judge, where he remained for the next 26 years. Judge Shebell remains of counsel to the firm.

The focus of the firm from the very beginning was working hard on behalf of clients. We built a reputation as a family-oriented law firm that people can trust. Our practice grew by word of mouth. Clients we helped came back to us the next time they needed legal representation. In fact, we still have clients who were helped by our founder.

We have since moved our main office to Shrewsbury and have another office in Freehold, near the courthouse, and in Newark. Thomas’s son, Raymond P. Shebell, Sr. and grandson, Thomas F. Shebell, III, now run the firm, and we’ve added other attorneys. Some things haven’t changed. We still work hard on behalf of clients, and we are still a family-oriented law firm that people can trust.

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    What Our Clients Say

    "Tom Shebell and his firm came highly recommended by several reputable people in the community. I come from a family deeply rooted in law enforcement, so I greatly appreciate that Tom grew up with the law as well, hailing from a family of highly respected attorneys. He easily grasped the complexity of my case and eased my concerns, while ferociously fighting for me."

    "I retained Shebell & Shebell for my electrocution accident back in 2008 that sent me to Deborah hospital for nearly a month with a pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and circulatory problems in both my legs. Ray Shebell has been right on top of what I'm entitled to by law and has helped me a great deal in getting me what I deserve from workers compensation. Thanks Ray Shebell!”

    “Mere words cannot express my gratitude to Thomas F Shebell III. He took on a case, that other attorneys would shy away from and fought vehemently for my husband, myself and our daughter. His tenacity is only surpassed by his kindness and compassion for his clients well-being. I would recommend Mr. Shebell III to anyone who may need an attorney to guide them through a difficult time and see them through to a successful end. Many thanks again to him and his staff!!”


     “Just a note to thank you for representing Lydia in her car accident case and winning the case! Tom Shebell and Mark Apostolou did a fantastic job of managing the case to a great success. You kept us well informed at every step in the process and advised us well. And your staff acted with respect and professionalism at all times. We highly recommend anyone using your services. Thank you very much for a job well done.”

    Lydia and Ray

    “Thomas Shebell and his staff were very good to work with. They were always professional, but also very down to earth and real. I always felt that my best interest was their main concern. I was always able to call with questions and concerns and was never made to wait or to feel like I was inconveniencing anyone. I always felt that they knew instantly who I was and what was going on with my case. In the end, Thomas was able to get the best possible settlement for me. I am very grateful to have been treated like my case truly mattered to them."


    “Thomas has been nothing short of perfection. He has lead me with the best advice, he is always available and has recommended the best doctors. I would gladly recommend him to anyone that could use his services. He not only does his job amazingly but he never leaves you in the dark.”

    – Leon

    Holding Negligent Parties Accountable and Righting Wrongs

    Our firm, led by Thomas F. Shebell, III, handles all types of personal injury cases, including slip and falls, car accidents, medical and nursing home negligence, and construction site accidents.  Recovering compensation after being injured can be complicated. Negligent parties deny responsibility. Insurance companies try to limit your compensation. Our attorneys fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

    We believe everyone who has been injured due to negligence deserves to have their cases heard.

    Some clients come to us after being turned down by other personal injury lawyers. They were told that their case didn’t have enough “value”. Some lawyers won’t even consider your case if the lawyer believes “it isn’t worth a million dollars.” Maybe your case “value” is less than that, but your change in quality of life still means a lot to you. We believe any person who has been injured due to negligence deserves to have their cases heard.

    Our legal team investigates to get the facts. We do the hard work necessary to fight to hold negligent parties accountable. Many times, this convinces insurance companies to talk about a settlement that meets your needs. If the insurance company won’t negotiate, we’ll be ready. Our personal injury lawyers prepare every case as if we are going to trial. If you’ve been injured in  Freehold, Shrewsbury, Newark, or anywhere in New Jersey, call today.

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