Police officers, firefighters, and municipal workers have some of the most dangerous jobs in Charlotte. Every day, these individuals risk their lives to make their communities safer, sometimes with devastating results. It is common for members of police departments and fire departments to sustain debilitating injuries while performing their job duties, often resulting in extensive medical bills. These medical expenses can place injured workers and their families under enormous financial pressure, but the benefits obtained through workers’ compensation can provide a safety net by helping to cover medical costs while providing compensation for disability and resulting loss of income.
If you or a family member suffered a serious, disabling injury while performing your job duties as a peace officer, police officer, firefighter, waste collector, or other type of municipal worker, we urge you to contact the Ramsay Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation about filing a workers’ compensation claim in North Carolina. At the Ramsay Law Firm, our dedicated team of attorneys brings over 20 years of experience to each case we handle, and have successfully helped over 1,000 clients obtain the benefits they were entitled to. Allow our law firm for injured municipal workers to bring the same level of skill and dedication to your case, so that you can simply focus on recovering.
To learn more about how Charlotte’s municipal workers get compensated for job-related accidents and injuries, call the Ramsay Law Firm at (877) 576-5500 for a free legal consultation concerning your claim. We will keep your information confidential.
Workers’ Compensation for Municipal Workplace Injuries in North Carolina
The Ramsay Law Firm is proud to represent the men and women who help keep Charlotte clean, orderly, and safe, sometimes suffering disabling injuries in the process. Our work injury lawyers are qualified to represent a variety of municipal workers in Charlotte and the surrounding region, including but not limited to:
- Charlotte Municipal Health Services Workers
- Charlotte Municipal Parks and Recreation Employees
- Charlotte Municipal Road Construction and Maintenance Workers
- Charlotte Refuse Removal Workers (Garbage Collectors)
- Charlotte Sewage Collection and Disposal Workers
- Charlotte Storm Water Drainage Workers
- Charlotte Street Light Installation and Maintenance Workers
- Charlotte Water Supply Workers
We consult with an experienced team of medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, forensic accountants, and economists to investigate your accident and pursue fair compensation for your injury. Types of municipal worker injuries that commonly give rise to workers’ compensation claims include, but are not limited to, the following:
Back and Spine Injuries
- Bulging Discs
- Herniated Discs
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Broken Bones/Bone Fractures
- Broken Arm (Humerus, Radius, Ulna)
- Broken Collarbone (Clavicle)
- Broken Foot/Ankle (Tarsus, Metatarsus, Phalanges)
- Broken Hand/Wrist (Carpus, Metacarpus, Phalanges)
- Broken Jaw (Mandible)
- Broken Leg (Femur, Tibia, Fibula)
- Broken Ribs
- Broken Hips (Pelvic Fracture)
- Concussions/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Burn Injuries (Thermal, Chemical, Electrical)
- Nerve Damage
- Organ Damage/Organ Failure
- Permanent Scarring and Disfigurement
- Soft Tissue Injuries
Municipal workers who are injured while performing job-related duties are generally eligible for financial compensation known as “workers’ compensation” or simply “workers’ comp.” Workers’ compensation provides payments, which are usually made on a weekly basis, for medical expenses, long-term disability, and the resulting loss of income.
Benefits are determined based on factors like the severity of the worker’s impairment, and the level of income he or she was earning before the accident. Depending on the permanence of the disability, benefits are payable for a period of up to 500 weeks (approximately 9.5 years), or until either of the following occurs:
- The worker recovers sufficiently to rejoin the workforce.
- The worker’s employer shows the North Carolina Industrial Commission that the employee is no longer disabled.
At the Ramsay Law Firm, our trusted legal team includes a board certified workers’ compensation specialist who understands the unique legal considerations which can arise in cases involving municipal workers. We will leave no stone unturned when examining your case, and are here to help you explore every avenue by which you could potentially recover compensation.
One of these avenues may be filing a personal injury lawsuit. Even though laws normally prevent employees from suing employers due to work-related accidents and injuries, there are also some exceptions, which could be relevant in your case. For example, you may be able to sue your employer if he or she intentionally injured you, or engaged in extreme misconduct that led to a preventable injury. Otherwise, it may be possible to sue a manufacturing company in cases where injuries are caused by defective products. Personal injury lawsuits in North Carolina can provide financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and other effects of a serious work-related injury.
Charlotte Work Injury Lawyers for Police Officers and Firefighters
Workers’ compensation can be difficult to obtain, even in situations that seem as though they should be straightforward. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for legitimate claims to be initially denied. In other cases, administrative errors such as failure to file forms can result in unnecessary delays to benefits. Moreover, special rules and regulations can apply to injured government workers, which amplifies the importance of being represented by a knowledgeable attorney who is well-versed in North Carolina’s complex workers’ compensation regulations when you or your family member is seeking benefits for a job-related injury.
If you, your son or daughter, or your husband or wife was injured while working for the City of Charlotte, call the Ramsay Law Firm at (877) 576-5500 for a free and confidential legal consultation. We are here to help you and your loved ones explore your options and exercise your rights after you have been temporarily or permanently disabled by a work-related injury.