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Municipal employees are workers who provide needed services for a city, town, county, or state. They are local government employees who impact a city or community in numerous ways such as keeping the community safe and clean and improving the quality of life for all residents. There are a variety of work-related hazards that can affect their health. Municipal workers, just like employees working in the private secto,r can face work-related risks that result in injuries that keep them from working.
Municipal workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, too. Local government workers’ compensation coverage may be administered differently than traditional workers’ compensation coverage utilized by the private sector. Local government secures its own workers’ compensation policies to cover the injuries of municipal workers.
At Schibell Law, LLC, Our New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are Here to Help
The New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys at Schibell Law are familiar with workers’ compensation plans affecting municipal workers and how they may be subject to a different set of workers’ comp regulations. Schibell Law will help you understand the different laws that may apply to municipal workers and help them decide the next steps to seeking workers’ compensation for their injuries.
Types of Employees Covered by Municipal Workers’ Compensation
Municipal workers’ compensation covers a variety of employees who are injured while performing duties for local government and municipalities, such as:
- Custodial and maintenance personnel
- Heavy equipment drivers and operators
- Highway and road work employees
- Sewer and sanitation workers
- Transportation workers (bus drivers)
- Gardening and landscaping workers
Common injuries suffered by municipal employees working in these positions may include back, neck, or shoulder injuries, repetitive stress injuries, slip and fall injuries, catastrophic injuries, and more.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Municipal Workers
- Municipal workers who are injured on the job may be entitled to the following benefits:
- Medical benefits (100% coverage for treatment)
- Temporary total disability benefits (Up to 70% wage replacement)
- Permanent partial disability benefits (Based on the type and seriousness of the work-related injury)
- Permanent total disability benefits (Up to 70% wage replacement)
- Death benefits (Funeral costs and up to 70% wage replacement for dependents of a deceased municipal worker)
Speak with an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney in New Jersey
If you are a municipal worker who has suffered an on-the-job injury or occupational illness, contact Schibell Law, LLC today. You do not have to suffer and bear the burden alone. Our experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys can answer your questions and explain your options, so you can get the compensation you are entitled to by law. Call or contact us online to request your free consultation today.