Workers’ Compensation Claims For Police And Firefighters
Police officers and firefighters have jobs unlike any other. These men and women are some of the bravest in our city as they often find themselves in dangerous situations to protect the public. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Feeley & LaRocca are proud to represent public employees in workers’ compensation claims. They know the line of work, because they have both worked as correctional officers.
Employees in any field are protected by workers’ compensation, but it is especially important for police officers and firefighters. Any time an officer or firefighter is injured on the job, he or she is entitled to receive benefits.
The attorneys at the firm are experienced at representing police officers and firefighters in South Orange and throughout New Jersey.
Common Injuries For Police And Firefighters
Protecting and serving the public can put officers in danger. If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Among the most common injuries for police officers are:
- Assaults: Part of being an officer is being in altercations. In some cases, these incidents lead to serious injuries.
- Car accidents: One of the most common causes of injuries for police officers is car accidents.
- Stress: While mental health claims face more scrutiny, it is an important health concern for police officers.
Like police, firefighters often find themselves in dangerous situations. While they may be running into burning buildings, burns are rare because of safety equipment. More often, firefighters suffer muscle injuries such as pulls or strains from lifting heavy objects or carrying around their gear.
Regardless of the type of injury, both firefighters and police officers should be aware of their workers’ compensation benefits. If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to benefits.
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