Every single day, California police officers and firefighters face a certain risk for an on-the-job injury as they fulfill their job duties. It is particularly important for these public servants to understand their rights regarding workers’ compensation in case of a work accident. When an on-the-job injury or death occurs, there are benefits available, designated to help cover the costs of medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
There are certain hazards faced by police officers and firefighters, including burns, motor vehicle accidents, emotional duress and even gunshot wounds. Despite these risks, public servants fulfill their duties, and should they be injured, they are entitled to the full amount of any applicable compensation. The burden of lost pay, rehabilitation costs and even psychological trauma does not have to be carried alone.
Injured workers may find that it is sometimes difficult to get the benefits that they need. In some cases, a claim may be disputed or denied. When California public servants are injured in the line of duty, it is typically beneficial to seek assistance from a legal professional who is experienced in workers’ compensation law. A lawyer can help ensure that a claim is filed properly and that the claim of an injured party (or by the surviving family of a deceased accident victim) is presented and considered in a timely manner.
Our team provides strong advocacy for firefighters and police officers during difficult circumstances. We understand the rights of workers and focus our efforts on diligently protecting those rights and pursuing the best possible outcome. After an on-the-job injury or other workplace accident, reach out to us for a case evaluation in order to determine the legal options available.