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Injured Police and Firefighters

Injured Police and Firefighters in Connecticut

As “front-line” responders, police and firefighters are the ones running towards a disaster, while others are running away. These professions are fraught with danger, and death and injuries are all too common.

Police officers and firefighters overwhelmingly deserve to be compensated for injuries suffered during work. Workers’ compensation or personal injury lawsuits are two primary options. The attorneys at Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP, with 40 years of experience, can help you examine your options for work-related injuries or illnesses if you are a police officer or firefighter.

Common Police Injuries

Police officers suffer from a wide range of injuries. Some of the most common causes of fatal injuries among police officers include:

Common nonfatal accidents among police officers include:

Police and other law enforcement officers may also commonly sustain:

Common Firefighter Injuries

Firefighters encounter danger regularly due to the nature of their profession. Fatal injuries among firefighters are primarily due to:

  • Fires, particularly those involving a collapsing building or structural elements during a fire
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Exposure to harmful substances
  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle, pedestrian, and aircraft accidents
  • Violence by people or animal attacks

Common nonfatal accidents among firefighters include:

Firefighters may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if they miss work due to:

Injured First Responder? BPS Lawyers Can Help

If you are part of a police agency or a firefighter, you are putting your health on the line every day. If you or a loved one has suffered from a work-related injury, illness, or death, you are entitled to compensation.

The experienced attorneys at BPS Lawyers understand and respect your professions and legal rights. The workers’ compensation attorneys at our firm have over 100 years of combined experience protecting employees’ rights and ensuring you get the maximum benefits you deserve. If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, contact us for help.