Essex County Police & Correction Officer Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Police and corrections officers are essential to our safety and an orderly way of life. However, these jobs are inherently dangerous, and work injuries are common for individuals in these roles. At Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, we are proud to represent injured members of New Jersey’s police force. Our Essex County police injury attorneys are experienced and focused on assisting our police officers to recover the maximum compensation to help them get back on their feet.
Most of our injured police officer clients absolutely need their workers’ compensation to pay for medical expenses and lost wages to continue providing for their families. When failure is not an option, contact the skilled workers’ compensation team at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC for strong legal representation when it matters most.
Recovering Compensation For Your Injuries
For police officers who are hurt on the job, the process of recovering financial awards for lost wages and medical bills is similar to the process any other worker must go through. Workers’ compensation is one of the main sources of financial compensation for these injuries. The good news about workers’ compensation is that it is a no-fault system. This means that even if you were partially at fault for an accident due to not following OSHA standards or safety policies of the police force, you can still receive compensation.
Third-Party Claims · The Fireman’s Rule
The bad news about workers’ compensation is that you are limited as to what you can recover, and in many cases, the compensation received in this system does not fully cover the costs of medical expenses and lost wages.
However, if the accident was caused at least in some part by the negligence of another party, you may still bring a claim against that party for greater compensation for your injuries. This possibility used to be blocked by the so-called “fireman’s rule,” which prohibited the filing of personal injury suits by firefighters and police officers from accidents arising in the course of their work. New Jersey has abolished the fireman’s rule, so now there is a chance for this recovery.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
At Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, we understand how devastating it can be to dedicate your life to serving others, only to become seriously injured and unable to work. One of the first steps to take after an on-the-job injury as a police officer is to call one of our lawyers. We will listen to your story and talk with you about your legal rights and options. Either call our office or contact us online for a free initial consultation.