Workers’ Compensation – Firefighter and Police Officer Injuries
Maryland Police & Firefighter Injury Lawyers
On a daily basis, firefighters and police officers face a higher number of unique stresses and risks than workers in most other occupations in Maryland. That is why workers’ compensation provides special rules and exceptions for those men and women to ensure that they receive the benefits needed to cover their specific needs. These benefits include financial coverage for medical expenses, replacement of lost wages during healing, long-term disability, and even benefits for surviving family members.
If you are a police officer or firefighter and have suffered injury while in the line of duty, you are entitled to receive significant workers’ compensation benefits to help you overcome the many costs and challenges that may arise. In the event that a loved one was seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits, as well. Contact Maryland worker’s compensation attorneys at Alpert Schreyer online or by calling (844) 632-7274 to receive a free and comprehensive case evaluation.
What Injuries are Common among Police Officers and Firefighters?
As a police officer or firefighter, facing highly stressful events and extensive training day-in-and-day-out is generally an accepted part of the job. But even over a short amount of time, these duties can take a toll, resulting in physical injuries and emotional or psychological suffering.
Many on-the-job injuries and illnesses include:
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Burn or fire injuries
- Hearing loss
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Gunshot wounds
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and/or radiation
Studies have found that some of the leading causes of police officer and firefighter injury are vehicle accidents, assaults, physical stress, and overexertion. Such serious and catastrophic injuries can result in permanent disability, which can cause an the inability to return to work. In many cases, injured police and fire personnel can receive adequate workers’ compensation coverage for a wide range of injuries and illnesses related to work, including heart conditions and hernias.
Seeking Police Officers’ and Firefighter’s Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Fire and police personnel are entrusted with keeping the public safe, often requiring selfless acts that can result in serious harm. It is no surprise then that many of these employees will forgo requesting compensation benefits after suffering injury or illness. If you or a loved one is a police officer or firefighter that has been injured on the job, do not wait to seek the workers’ compensation benefits you justly deserve. You are entitled to special provisions and coverage as a public safety worker.
The experienced Maryland workers’ compensation law firm of Alpert Schreyer is proud to serve these men and women who are in need of legal guidance and representation. We can provide the information and insight you need to recover all work-related damages, including medical expenses, lost time at work, and loss of earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering. Contact us at 301-932-9997 or 844-632-7274 for a free and comprehensive consultation regarding your workers’ compensation benefits. We can help you make an informed decision about your well being and future.