Police Officers and Public Safety Personnel
Of all the state and municipal employees, New Jersey’s police and public safety officers represent one of the most at-risk groups of public workers when it comes to fatal on-the-job injuries. In fact, there are few, if any, Garden State employees who face potentially life-threatening circumstances on an almost daily basis.
But despite the accepted risks of their chosen profession, law enforcement personnel and their families still deserve the peace of mind that New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law was meant to provide. Whether a patrolman or motorcycle cop works for a large or small city, rural township or county government, the risks faced by these public servants are very real and always present.
Many first responders, such as highway patrolmen, state troopers, municipal police officers and public safety personnel, have been seriously hurt or killed as a consequence of their daily job activities. While the ever-present risks of injury or death are known to individuals in the law enforcement community, the consequences are rarely fully considered until the day when an officer dies in the line of duty, leaving his or her family to continue on without them.
Full-time and auxiliary police personnel are regularly exposed to significant dangers while working to ensure public safety. Placing themselves at risk is part of their job description and, therefore, the State of New Jersey recognizes the service provided by our uniformed police officers and has provided for ongoing payments of workers’ compensation to the widowed spouses of state troopers, police officers and patrolmen who are killed while on duty.
Fatal on-the-job accidents can take the lives of any public employee, but those in the field of law enforcement are particularly vulnerable. The workers’ comp death claim experts at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are ready and able to assist the families of officers who have died while on the job.
Regardless of whether the victim of a fatal job-related injury is a public or private employee, our law firm is dedicated to assisting families to receive the death benefit compensation to which they are entitled. Our resident expert in New Jersey workers’ comp death claims, Daniel Santarsiero, Esq., has years of experience in helping families receive the death benefit compensation they deserve under the laws of this state.
We understand the importance of the jobs that police and public safety officers perform every day. Giving one’s life in service to the local community is a noble act, but that sacrifice should not lead to detrimental effects on the deceased officer’s dependent family members. Especially in cases where the officer was the primary breadwinner for his or her family, the loss of that individual’s income has the potential to turn a family’s finances upside-down.Police Officer Death Benefit Compensation
Here in New Jersey, surviving spouses of state police officers, and certain city and municipal police and public safety personnel are entitled to death benefits. Our knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys have the legal training and litigation experience to assist spouses of officers who have fallen in the line of duty recover the benefits due them under the laws of the State of New Jersey.
Other dependent family members may also qualify for compensatory payments following the death of a police officer. In many cases, a portion of the compensation will help to cover funeral expenses for the deceased officer.
The purpose of workers’ compensation death benefits is to provide the widow and dependent children of a worker who has been killed in a job-related accident with monetary compensation for their loss. Of course, no amount of money can truly compensate the loss of a loved one; however, the financial help afforded by New Jersey workers’ comp payments can make all the difference for a family that has lost its primary breadwinner.
The New Jersey law firm of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can assist survivors who require legal help in recovering death benefits following the untimely passing of a parent or spouse. If you have a workers’ comp claim, our skilled legal team is prepared to help you and your family. Your initial consultation is free and will allow you to ask important questions and get the legal advice you may need to pursue your workers’ compensation death benefit claim.Fallen Patrolman Death Benefit Claims
Our workers’ comp lawyers understand the stresses that families of fatally injured police officers often experience. Regardless of the fact that these public servants regularly face severe injury or death, their families may have accepted the existence of those potentialities, but rarely are they quite prepared for the actual effects of the loss of a spouse or parent.
If you or someone you love has lost a family member who worked as a law enforcement or public safety officer due to a fatal on-the-job incident, please contact Mr. Santarsiero at (800) 999-0897 to arrange for a free consultation. If you decide to retain our law firm after having your case reviewed by one of our qualified death benefit lawyers, we will represent you on a contingent fee basis. In other words, no legal fees will be charged unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
As lawyers in the area of work-related death benefit claims, our skilled attorneys can guide you and your family through the process so that you may receive the compensation to which you are entitled under the laws of the State of New Jersey.
Our legal team has the training and experience to assist surviving spouses and dependents of fallen officers to recover benefits due them under the law.
Taking advantage of our legal services can be instrumental in helping your family get through what may be one of the most stressful and emotionally draining ordeals in any person’s life. If your loved one died in the line of duty here in the Garden State — whether in Mercer, Ocean, Bergen or any other New Jersey county — our professional staff at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are here to help.