Public and municipal employees include a large swath of occupations, but what every public and municipal worker has in common is his or her unique exposures to risks and hazards while working. The lawyers at our law offices in Auburn and Ithaca, New York, have handled municipal workers’ compensation and personal injury claims for decades, and we understand how to advocate for our clients within a delicate system of self-insurance, public service and employment stability.
Unique Compensation For Unique Employees
Each level of government secures its own workers’ compensation insurance policy to cover workers in occupations spanning a wide variety of areas, including:
- Public officials
- Maintenance and custodial workers
- Heavy equipment operators
- Buildings and grounds workers
- Street, highway and sewer workers
- Sanitation workers
- Public school teachers
- Office workers and administrators
- Bus drivers and transportation workers
The ability for municipalities to self-insure means that some workers’ compensation risks are pooled together with other regions. As a result, the policy and its coverage of your workers’ compensation benefits may be similar to, or significantly different from, a traditional insurance policy. To understand your municipality’s coverage and learn more about your entitlements, contact our office by calling 607-277-7527.
Injuries And Third-Party Claims
Our personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm can handle any case that comes through our door. Whether your injuries involve repetitive tasks, eye and vision issues, headaches, tendon disorders, catastrophic injuries, or back, neck and shoulder injuries—we can assist you in filing your claim.
Sometimes when working in public and civil service, workers’ compensation isn’t enough. The attorneys at Littman & Babiarz have handled cases involving third-party personal injury claims, and we can advise you regarding whether or not your situation falls exclusively within workers’ compensation, personal injury or if it has elements of both areas of law that need to be addressed.
Every situation is different, so it is imperative that you work with a law firm that can handle all the elements of your case. Our lawyers have a background in medicine, decades of experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, and an extensive network of support professionals. As a municipal worker you already know how imperative it is to understand the system and get the paperwork done right the first time — contact us today.
Prevention And Contention
Whether you are looking for a firm to advise you on an employment agreement, or if you are facing a situation that requires legal action, we are here to help. Get in touch with us regarding your free initial consultation today.