Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers For Injured State Workers
Some state employees have incredibly stressful, difficult jobs – especially medical security officers, psychiatric hospital employees and those who work in correctional facilities. Injuries are commonplace, and workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to be there to provide some security. Unfortunately, far too many valid workers’ comp claims are unfairly denied.
At Devlin, Cittadino & Shaw, P.C., our lawyers aim to win. For more than 60 years, we have provided representation to clients throughout central and South New Jersey from our office in Trenton. Attorney Paul Devlin even has the distinction of being board certified in New Jersey workers’ compensation claims. Our team knows what it takes to make a successful workers’ compensation claim.
What Kinds Of Injuries Occur In Correctional Facilities And State Hospitals?
Correctional officers and medical security professionals experience all the commonplace dangers that are present in any workplace, such as slip-and-falls. However, they also deal with a highly volatile work environment in which they interact with inmates or patients who struggle with mental illness and substance abuse.
Common workplace injuries in these settings include:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Exposure to biohazards
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
New Jersey is one of the few states that will permit a workers’ comp claim for mental and emotional harm suffered within the course of someone’s employment. It is also critical to remember that an employer need not be at fault for the injuries for workers’ comp to apply.
The reality is that most people are not equipped to navigate the byzantine workers’ compensation claims process, especially when the initial claim is denied and there needs to be an appeal. An experienced advocate is a must.
Call Today To Schedule Your Free Consultation
At Devlin, Cittadino & Shaw, P.C., our attorneys believe that every injured worker has a right to benefits, and they work hard to obtain what our clients are due. Call 609-557-7876 or contact us online to schedule your free appointment.