Municipal Worker Accidents in New Jersey
Our Attorneys Fight for the Rights of the Injured
Municipal workers help keep communities safe and clean, but when there’s an accident on the job, they can be left with serious injuries. The workers’ compensation system is supposed to help, but insurance companies try to minimize claims. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight for their rights.
Every city, town, county and state has municipal workers who perform a wide variety of services for the public. Municipal workers can include:
- Highway and road work employees
- Sanitation workers
- Custodial employees
- Maintenance workers
- Transportation workers
- Landscape workers
- Heavy equipment operators
An accident can leave municipal workers seriously hurt. They may suffer broken bones or injuries to the head, neck, shoulder or back. More serious injuries can include spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. Recovery can take months or even longer. Some workers are left with a permanent disability.
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An injury can have a big impact on the lives of municipal workers and their families. The workers may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and multiple follow-up visits with doctors. Medical expenses can become overwhelming, and because they can’t work, there is less income coming in.
Local government has workers’ compensation coverage that is supposed to help cover the cost of reasonable and necessary medical treatment for injuries, as well as partial wages while workers can’t return to the job. Getting the full amount of benefits you need and deserve can be complicated, however.
Insurance companies try to minimize claims in different ways. They may challenge the extent of your injury. They may question the need for certain types of treatment. They may even pressure you into returning to work, even though you are still recovering from your injuries.
Insurance companies have lawyers to look out for their best interests. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side. We know the tactics that insurance companies use. We also know how to help you fight back. Our attorneys build strong cases and present convincing arguments in front of workers’ compensation judges to help you get results.
We Are Determined To Help You Get The Best Outcome
If the insurance company sends you for an independent medical examination (IME) with a doctor of their choosing, we can help you prepare. We can arrange for you to get a second opinion with a reputable doctor or specialist. Our attorneys fight for your benefits all the way to court, if that’s what it takes.
You may be told that you don’t need a lawyer to file a workers’ compensation claim. That’s true, and the insurance company is hoping you don’t contact a lawyer. That makes it easier for them to deny you benefits. Insurance companies and their lawyers know how to use the workers’ compensation system to their advantage.
Our attorneys know how to use the workers’ compensation system to help you get the benefits you should be receiving. We know how municipal workers and their families can be impacted by a work injury. Our goal is to make sure injured workers get the medical treatment they need to recover as much as possible, and the disability benefits they need to get by.
If you are a municipal worker who was hurt on the job, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.