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Workers’ Comp For Police Officers And Firefighters
California police officers and firefighters face numerous job hazards, and many suffer serious injuries in the line of duty. Workers’ compensation benefits can help public safety workers pay for medical bills and wage loss, but many injury victims face an uphill battle when trying to collect benefits.
At the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian, we are staunch advocates for injured police officers, firefighters and other workers in high-risk occupations throughout California. Attorney Bo Katzakian has more than a decade of experience handling workers’ compensation claims and appeals, and can provide you with the strong representation you need at this time.
Work Hazards In The Line Of Duty
Police officers and firefighters are subject to the same types of injuries as workers in any occupation. But these dangerous occupations are also filled with unique hazards that can result in injuries such as:
- Gunshot wounds
- Burn injuries
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Heart disease
- Injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents
If you are filing a claim or appealing a denied workers’ comp claim, we can give you the best possible chance of achieving a successful outcome.
How Can I Prove My PTSD Injury When The Workers’ Comp Claim Is Challenged?
Mental and emotional health injuries are closely scrutinized by employers and insurance providers. These injuries can have long-lasting consequences, but are also difficult to prove. If you suffered PTSD because of your work as a police officer or firefighter, you are well-advised to seek consistent treatment from a psychiatrist or psychologist. Your treatment program will provide the basis for your claim.
You can also expect that insurance providers will dig into your personal information when investigating your claim. They will be looking for traumatic events in your personal life that may have triggered symptoms of PTSD — something that can absolve them of liability and ultimately save them from paying for your workplace injury.
You deserve compensation after a PTSD injury caused by stress or trauma at work. Make sure you have the legal counsel necessary to get results.
Contact Us For Police And Firefighter Legal Services
If you are a police officer or firefighter in California and are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, our law firm is here to stand up for your rights. Contact our law office today online or by telephone at 888-724-4138 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced San Jose workman’s comp lawyer. We handle cases throughout the South Bay, the Central Coast and all parts in between.