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Workers’ Compensation for Police, Fire & Municipal Workers Charlotte
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.
Helping You After Workers Comp Injury in Charlotte
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 the 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 another type of municipal worker, we urge you to contact Ramsay Law Firm, P.A. for a free and confidential consultation about filing a Workers Comp Attorneys Charlotte, North Carolina.
Our dedicated team of attorneys brings over 25 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 Ramsay Law Firm, P.A. 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.
Workers’ Compensation for Municipal Workplace Injuries in Charlotte, North Carolina
Our Charlotte Workers Comp Attorney 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)
- Head Injuries
- Concussions/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Other Injuries
- 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
Our trusted legal team includes a Board-Certified specialist who understands the unique legal considerations which can arise in cases involving municipal workers. We 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.
Don’t Hesitate to Secure the Benefits You Need to Treat Your Injuries. Call our Charlotte Attorneys if You’ve Been Injured as Police, fire, or Municipal Worker at (704) 376-1616.
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 Charlotte, North Carolina can provide financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and other effects of a serious work-related injury.