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Law Enforcement Officer Injuries

New Jersey Law Enforcement Injury Lawyer

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Representing New Jersey Employees

Any worker can be seriously injured or killed on the job, but people who work as police officers, highway patrol officers, state troopers, county sheriffs or deputies, and other public safety officers are particularly at risk. Just as with other employees who are hurt at work, first responders are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits following an on-the-job injury or accident. If a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty, his or her surviving spouse or dependent children may file a death claim. At New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation for law enforcement officer injuries.

Most employees in the state of New Jersey are covered by workers’ compensation laws. This includes people who work for state and local governments. (Federal employees may be exempt, however.) In order to be in compliance with the law, most employers either must have a policy of workers’ compensation in place through a qualified insurance company or must be approved to administer their own claims through a “self-insurance” program. State governmental agencies do not need to purchase insurance or formally qualify as self-insurers. Instead, a governmental entity such as a city police department or county sheriff’s office may opt to maintain a separate appropriation for workers’ compensation in lieu of obtaining an insurance policy or participating in an insurance pool. Regardless of the system of claim administration chosen by the governmental agency, a law enforcement officer who is hurt in the course and scope of his or her employment may file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits in the same way that a civilian employee would.

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Workers’ Compensation Claims Resulting From Law Enforcement Officer Injuries

If an officer is injured on the job, he or she may seek paid medical care, temporary disability benefits, and permanent disability benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. This is true regardless of whether the injury occurred during a traffic stop or as the officer was walking down the hallway at headquarters. A worker may also pursue workers’ compensation benefits due to a work-related disease or a repetitive stress injury that occurred over a period of time. (In some cases, a work-related heart attack may even be covered.) The employee has an obligation to give the employer timely notice of the injury or illness, after which the employer needs to file certain paperwork to get the claim started. The employee should receive medical treatment at the employer’s expense. This includes any and all reasonable medical services that are necessary to treat the injury or illness, although the employee may be limited to seeing certain physicians during his or her treatment.

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About New Jersey Worker's Compensation Lawyer

It is important to have a New Jersey workers compensation attorney review your claim as soon as possible to see that you are being treated fairly and to ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries. Our injury attorneys do not charge a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

Consult A New Jersey Attorney About A Law Enforcement Officer Injury Claim

Each workers’ compensation case is unique and must be approached on its own terms. At New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer of JFM Law, an experienced New Jersey Law Enforcement Injury Lawyer understands the unique challenges inherent in law enforcement officer injury and death cases. 

For a free consultation regarding your case, call us now at (934) 200-5372 or contact us. Our attorneys represent law enforcement personnel and the families of fallen officers in communities such as Freehold, New Brunswick, Toms River, Jersey City, Plainfield, Trenton, Newark, Paterson, and the surrounding areas of Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, Hudson, Union, Mercer, Essex, and Passaic counties.

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