Two New Jersey officers shot and injured on the scene
New Jersey workers understand the importance of having a good job and being able to attend work on a daily basis. When an unexpected accident happens in the workplace, the injured worker may not be able to work for an extended period time while they recover. This can create a problematic situation because the injured employee may have lost some wages and might experience financial distress. This makes the benefit of workers’ compensation especially important for injured workers.
Two New Jersey police officers were injured recently when they responded to a domestic violence call in Trenton. According to reports, the suspect they were pursuing fired shots towards them as they approached the home. One of the officers sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder while the other officer was shot in the back.
Both officers were transported to the hospital for treatment and both were alert and awake while they were being taken away from the scene. Their injuries might require surgery, rehabilitation and recovery time. This might cause them to refrain from working for some time, which could cause them to lose out on wages.
In a situation like this, the officers could apply for workmans’ comp. This benefit would result in a monetary award to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages and pain and suffering. Furthermore, reducing financial burdens could lower their stress and allow them the needed time to recover fully.
Workers that suffer an injury on-the-job are not only concerned about their recovery but also want to quickly return to work. Those that are unsure of the filing process or the options they have should seek professional advice about their situation.
Source: UPI, “Two police officers shot, wounded in New Jersey,” Aug. 15, 2013