Chicago Workplace Accident Attorneys
Police officers, paramedics, and firefighters perform vital services for the community, frequently called to put themselves in dangerous situations and sometimes put their lives on the line to keep the public safe. Because police officers, paramedics, and firefighters are often working in emergency situations, work-related injuries and accidents are not uncommon.
The Chicago workplace accident law firm of Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd. focuses on helping injured employees obtains the compensation and benefits that they need and deserve following an on-the-job accident or injury. We have represented countless firefighters, paramedics, police offers and certain other public employees throughout the Illinois in connection with worker’s compensation and other third-party claims. In fact, our Chicago worker’s compensation lawyers have collected over $100 million in workers’ compensation benefits on behalf of our clients.
Contact our office at (800) 437-2571 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago workplace accident attorneys.
Worker’s Compensation for Police Officers, Paramedics, and Firefighters
Worker’s compensation laws provide that all employees – including police officers, paramedics and firefighters – are generally entitled to worker’s compensation benefits in the event that they suffer an on-the-job injury regardless of who was at fault for the injury or accident. Workers’ compensation benefits are paid by the employer’s insurance company.
Union Issues Affecting Injured Police Officers, Paramedics, and Firefighters
Many police officers, paramedics and firefighters are also union employees. When an injured public service employee is also a union member, he or she may be entitled to compensation pursuant to the union contract, in addition to worker’s compensation benefits.
Union contracts can be complex and confusing legal documents, so it is important to consult with a skilled union attorney like the Chicago union workplace accident attorneys at Donald W. Fohrman & Associates. Because we focus on representing employees who are injured in on-the-job accidents, including union public service employees, we are able to conduct a thorough legal analysis of any and all benefits to which you might be entitled, including union benefits.
Other Laws Affecting Injured Police Officers, Paramedics and Firefighters
Firefighters, paramedics, police officers and certain other public employees are subject to the provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the Public Employees Disability Act or PEDA. Due to our extensive experience in representing firefighters, paramedics, police officers and certain other public employees who have been injured on-the-job, our Chicago workplace accident attorneys understand the complex relationship between the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, Public Employees Disability Act, and the Illinois Pension Code so that we can pursue maximum recovery our clients.
Free Consultation and 24/7 Legal Assistance
If you are a police officer, paramedic or firefighter who has been injured on the job, contact our office at (800) 437-2571 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago workplace accident attorneys. We offer 24/7 legal assistance.