Police and Firefighter Accidents in New Jersey
Our Attorneys Fight to Get Police and Firefighters the Benefits They Deserve
Throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, police officers and firefighters work to keep our communities safe. The work is dangerous, however, and many are injured on the job. These police officers and firefighters are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight for their rights.
Police officers and firefighters face many different types of risks on any given workday. They may suffer injuries related to:
- Lifting accidents
- Falls from heights
- Being hit by a car
- Chemical exposure
- Smoke inhalation (including cancer)
- Hearing loss
- Occupational stress
A workplace injury can impact police officers and firefighters physically, emotionally and financially. They are in pain. Physical injuries may require surgery, hospitalization, medication and therapy. The experience of being injured can be emotionally stressful. Medical expenses can add up quickly, just as there is less money coming in while they can’t work.
Our Attorneys Build Strong Cases That Get Results
When police officers and firefighters are hurt on the job, the workers’ compensation system is supposed to help them. The cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment should be covered. They should receive partial wage benefits while they are unable to go back to work, but the reality is more complicated.
Insurance companies try to save money by minimizing claims for workers’ compensation. They may dispute the severity of injuries. They may question the need for certain kinds of treatment. Claims for benefits are denied or challenged. Insurance companies may even pressure police or firefighters into returning to work, even though they are still recovering.
That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to fight for the benefits you deserve. Our attorneys are very familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to minimize claims. We believe injured police officers and firefighters should get the full amount of worker’s compensation benefits they are eligible to receive. We fight for their rights.
We help you prepare if the insurance company sends you to a doctor of their choosing for an independent medical examination (IME). We can send you to a reputable doctor or specialist if an insurance company doctor determines you have reached maximum medical improvement and no longer require treatment.
Work Injury Lawyers Determined To Get The Best Results
Our work injury attorneys prepare strong cases for benefits and present convincing arguments in front of workers’ compensation judges during the appeals process. We will be ready to fight for your benefits in court, if that’s what it takes. In many cases, we are able to negotiate a settlement of your claim that meets your needs.
Insurance companies and their lawyers know how to use the workers’ compensation system to their advantage. They are hoping you will just accept their decisions and the benefits they are willing to give you. They don’t have your best interests in mind, but we do. Our attorneys know how to help you get the benefits you rightfully deserve.
Since our founding in 1927, our firm has fought for working class people who have been injured. Police officers and firefighters work hard to protect our communities. When they’ve been injured on the job, our attorneys fight for them.
If you’ve been hurt, learn more about how we can help you with your claim. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys. We’ll review the details of your claim and go over your legal options. We can also answer any questions you have. There’s no cost and no obligation. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.